10.3 miles
Distance
2,428 ft
Climb
-4,605 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Maybe the easiest true alpine ride you'll ever do. You can shuttle from Fort Fizzle on Hwy 12 up to the Carlton Ridge trailhead. Some hardy souls ride the dirt road climb.

This area recently burned, so it's a special experience to be up there. The dirt shimmers with decomposed granite on a sunny day. It's also a 4,000 ft, technical descent.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for MTBM - Mill Creek/Carlton Ridge - Black mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,176 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,655 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,831 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,655 ft
  • Grade
    -4%
  • Grade max
    -108.4%
  • Grade min
    66.7%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,093 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Lolo Peak (1311)
Jul 3, 2020 @ 8:39am
Jul 3, 2020
snow over last half mile to top of ridge.
Carlton Ridge
Jun 13, 2020 @ 7:40am
Jun 13, 2020
Clear to 7500 ft.
Mill Creek
May 31, 2020 @ 7:02am
May 31, 2020
All clear except two logs down about mid way. One hand held saw next trip down and the trail would be perfect top to bottom. All time right now.
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