23.8 miles
Distance
2,397 ft
Climb
-2,389 ft
Descent
4,740 ft
High Point

A fairly difficult loop that has about 6 possible starting points as the loop passes numerous parking areas\trailheads. It really can only be done counter-clockwise unless you are willing to ride up both Ground Control and Bottom Out! The loop shown starts at the Aerie parking lot and gives you the 5 Black trails while you are still fresh! Starting at the Girdner trailhead is also good, but doing Bottom Out as the first trail is a bit of a shock to the system and then finishing on Ledge n Airy is hard when you are shot.

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1 Review & Comments

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PGomersall (Nov 21, 2020 at 6:46)
 So I rode this for the first time yesterday (November 20th 2020). I thought it was going to feel "easier" than starting at the Girdner Trailhead; now I'm not so sure. A great route though, technical in places and always requiring concentration.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Western Gateway Loop mountain bike route
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    4,122 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,571 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,580 ft
  • Grade max
    -42.4%
  • Grade min
    35%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Last Frontier
Dec 3, 2021 @ 9:12am
1 day
Outer Limits
Dec 3, 2021 @ 9:12am
1 day
Ground Control
Dec 3, 2021 @ 9:12am
1 day
Aerie (Lower)
Dec 2, 2021 @ 10:09am
2 days
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Dec 2, 2021 @ 10:09am
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