17 miles
Distance
3,935 ft
Climb
-3,935 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Wanna do Deadmans Ridge with (or without) a shuttle? This is it. This loop takes some dedication going up on the forest service road, but the reward is a fun rowdy 3,000 ft descent from the top of Blue Mountain to the valley floor. Beware, the high north aspects off the forest service road can hold snow till almost June. Also, if you're shuttle planning, it takes a solid 40 minutes to drive the road one way.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for MTBM - Deadmans Ridge Black Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,213 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,213 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,213 ft
  • Grade max
    -46.553%
  • Grade min
    40.768%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,341 ft
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Icy
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