13.2 miles
Distance
1,665 ft
Climb
-2,553 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This is a locals' favorite way to add a little more to a Trail Rider shuttle to the Mount Helena Ridge. As long as you're already on the Ridge, it doesn't take much more climbing to get to the summit of Mount Helena for a rowdy Hogsback - Backside ride. And it's an easy pedal back out to Show Me the Horse.

This route starts at the Trail Rider drop-off point at Prospector Gulch Road, and ends at the Park Avenue Building parking lot. The Trail Rider picks up from the Women's Mural on Broadway. The schedule is available at the Bike Helena website.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Mount Helena Ridge - Hogsback - Horse mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -888 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,150 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,038 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,150 ft
  • Grade
    -1.3%
  • Grade max
    -45.1%
  • Grade min
    46.9%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Show-Me-The-Horse Trail
Jun 2, 2021 @ 6:09pm
Jun 2, 2021
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West End Trail
May 28, 2021 @ 7:12am
May 28, 2021
The recent snow was just what trails needed. reporter
Prospector Gulch Road
May 28, 2021 @ 7:11am
May 28, 2021
The recent snow was just what trails needed. reporter
Mount Helena Ridge Trail (Upper)
May 28, 2021 @ 7:11am
May 28, 2021
The recent snow was just what trails needed. reporter
Mount Helena Ridge Trail (Middle)
May 28, 2021 @ 7:11am
May 28, 2021
The recent snow was just what trails needed. reporter
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