19 miles
Distance
3,136 ft
Climb
-2,606 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

The feeling of pedaling across the parking lot towards the single track was eruphoric. After all the planning I finally got to hit the trail. Left Chief Joseph Pass and rode nearly 18 miles to Schultz Creek. Smokey skies from the wild fires near Missoula. Less tired than expected. Mellow climbing but know we will feel it later. Final section up to Schultz Saddle on the road due to unrideable trail caused by blow downs.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for The Fun Suffer Divide Day 1 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    530 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,808 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,284 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,814 ft
  • Grade
    0.523%
  • Grade max
    -46.8%
  • Grade min
    25.585%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
CDT (Gibbons Pass)
Sep 24, 2018 @ 5:25pm
Sep 24, 2018
4 trees across trail (3 in one spot) near east end. Otherwise, trail is in great shape.
CDT (Schultz Saddle to RWA)
Aug 19, 2018 @ 8:13am
Aug 19, 2018
It is clear. No deadfall! reporter
CDT (Hogan to Schultz Saddle)
Jul 30, 2018 @ 6:49am
Jul 30, 2018
A few down trees. Otherwise clear. Swampy areas are dry. This trail is starting to get a bit overgrown so go ride it to help maintain this fun section of the CDT!
CDT (Chief Joseph)
Jul 23, 2018 @ 8:05pm
Jul 23, 2018
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