11.8 miles
Distance
2,281 ft
Climb
-2,288 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Special K loop starting out from Station Flats. Climb via Sulphur Springs and Pneuma --- instead of going up Moosepackers or the road--- descend on Special K and close on Ridgeback. Always ridden counter-clockwise. Can option to connect from the top of RoS to Special K on the road if pressed for time or not feeling the Pneuma-love.

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Trails in Route

Diamond T Loop1,247 ft
Elbow Valley2,949 ft
Sulphur Springs2 miles
Cutoff771 ft
Pneuma3 miles
Special K3 miles
Tom Snow3,173 ft
Ridgeback 21 mile
Ridgeback 12,766 ft
Diamond T Loop3,031 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Ridelogs
    126
More Stats for Special K loop via Sulphur Springs mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,687 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,696 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,688 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -82.1%
  • Grade min
    57%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,084 ft
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Sulphur Springs Trail, May 22, 2021
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Pneuma
Dec 3, 2021 @ 8:00pm
Dec 3, 2021
Lower part to Elbow Valley Trail snow covered with ice underneath...half dozen trees down...above this point major blowdown with many big trees down...impassable..turned around
Cutoff
Nov 12, 2021 @ 11:30am
Nov 12, 2021
tree down on Sulfur before Cutoff
Sulphur Springs
Nov 7, 2021 @ 11:48am
Nov 7, 2021
Tree down, big handsaw or chainsaw needed
Ridgeback 2
Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:41am
Nov 7, 2021
Ridgeback 1
Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:41am
Nov 7, 2021
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