12 miles
Distance
3,104 ft
Climb
-3,147 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Looping special K from Station Flats

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Trails in Route

Diamond T Loop3,740 ft
Elbow Valley2,949 ft
Sulphur Springs2 miles
Cutoff784 ft
Pneuma3 miles
Special K3 miles
Tom Snow3,196 ft
Ridgeback 21 miles
Tom Snow1,752 ft
Diamond T Loop3,038 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for SS to Special K mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,693 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,737 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,694 ft
  • Grade
    -0.066%
  • Grade max
    -38.153%
  • Grade min
    34.778%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,177 ft
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Diamond T Loop
      Apr 19, 2019 @ 11:21am
      Apr 19, 2019
      Cutoff
      Jan 31, 2019 @ 8:35am
      Jan 31, 2019
      Trail was pretty poor until pneuma. There had been a lot of foot traffic and the snow was like mashed potato. The fire cut leading to pneuma was a hike going up, pneuma was ok up to the compression station but looked to deep and chopped up to ride after that.
      Elbow Valley
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 2:08pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      Covered with packed snow, a few icy sections, I ride with summer tires on a regular bike, no issues.
      Sulphur Springs
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 2:08pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      Covered with packed snow until the first climb. Some icy patches, no issues riding with summer tires.
      Pneuma
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 2:08pm
      Jan 12, 2019
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