11.4 miles
Distance
1,743 ft
Climb
-1,742 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This route can be ridden in both summer and winter. But be warned, Wapiti is one of the least packed winter trails and conditions are rarely good enough for fatbikes.

You'll start this ride at Peaceful Valley/Camp Dick. This ride is challenging for it's rockiness and climbing at nearly 10,000'.

Hop on the Buchanan trail until you hit Sourdough - North. Turn left on Sourdough and keep left at the Cut-off intersection. You'll cross Beaver Res Road and Sourdough continues south. Keep on keeping on. Pass the first Wapiti intersection (this is where you will come out on the way back). Enjoy the view at the dry pond, then look for the second Wapiti intersection to your right. Just a short climb, and then it's almost all down hill back to your car.

Detailed Description
Sourdough/Wapiti Loop is a 18397 moderately popular expert route located near Ward Colorado. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route climbs 531.4 with a max elevation of 3017.8 then descends -531.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    6
More Stats for Sourdough/Wapiti Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,550 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,550 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,550 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.5%
  • Grade min
    38.3%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,448 ft
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