16 miles
Distance
3,151 ft
Climb
-3,184 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Lollipop from Station Flats that starts and finishes on Ridgeback, climbing Moosepackers and descending Special K along the way.

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Trails in Route

Diamond T Loop3,038 ft
Ridgeback 12,740 ft
Ridgeback 21 mile
Tom Snow1,112 ft
Ridgeback 33 miles
Tom Snow1,001 ft
Ridgeback 45,259 ft
Mountain Road253 ft
Moose Packers2 miles
Pneuma5,200 ft
Special K3 miles
Tom Snow3,173 ft
Ridgeback 21 mile
Ridgeback 12,740 ft
Diamond T Loop3,038 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Ridgepackers Special Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,687 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,722 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,688 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -82.1%
  • Grade min
    50.7%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,242 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Pneuma
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 11:44pm
      Jan 2, 2021
      Between sulfur springs and parking lot, trail is packed snow, above that it is not well packed by snowshoes and disappears entirely under deep snow drifts.
      Diamond T Loop
      Dec 31, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Dec 31, 2020
      Moose Packers
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 10:16am
      Oct 10, 2020
      Ridgeback 3
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 10:16am
      Oct 10, 2020
      Ridgeback 1
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 10:16am
      Oct 10, 2020
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