9 miles
Distance
1,838 ft
Climb
-1,837 ft
Descent
4,733 ft
High Point

This is a good intermediate intro ride for the lower Pattee Canyon. It's not super long on mileage, but the climb is stiff, so beware. It's also lollipop shaped, so you'll use some of the same trails climbing and descending. Sections of the climb are tough (especially the lower Mo Z trail), but if you stick with it the climb gets easier as you go up. The loop at the end of the route takes you to the top of Chopsticks for a super fun, fast, and loose descent back down. The final descent on the bermed out Mo Z Trail is also a blast with good views to boot. This is a heavily used multi-use trail area, so be respectful of other users.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Ridelogs
    20
More Stats for MTBM - MoZ/Crooked Trail - Blue mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,209 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,209 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,209 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.223%
  • Grade min
    39.223%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,319 ft
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Golf Course
      Feb 13, 2019 @ 5:17pm
      Feb 13, 2019
      Loose snow over ice. Trail is nonexistent. Fun adventure, not a great ride
      Mo Z
      Feb 13, 2019 @ 5:17pm
      Feb 13, 2019
      Loose snow over ice. Trail is nonexistent in spots. Fun adventure, not a great ride
      Mt Sentinel Road Climb
      Jan 28, 2019 @ 6:57pm
      Jan 28, 2019
      Riding great. Stay in the packed trail on your left as you head up. The one on the right turns lumpy at a few points, still very rideable though.
      Crooked Trail
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 4:28pm
      Jan 22, 2019
      Midnight Special
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 4:30pm
      Jan 16, 2019
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