Arnold Ice Cave Details
Arnold Ice Cave Trail runs from Horse Butte trailhead all the way out to Swamp Wells Horse Camp.
Bunch grass, sagebrush and hidden rocks make for a narrow tread — with the trail getting more remote as you get farther from Horse Butte. The trail starts in the tree cover, and ends in tree cover — but the vast majority of the trail has open views all around. There are some rocky bits along the way with the most challenging portion being a short switchback climb up a ridge just before mile 3.
The first intersection on this trail is with Boyd Cave Trail around mile 4. Many people ride a 10 mile loop connecting Arnold Ice Cave, Boyd Cave, Coyote Loop Trail, and Swamp Wells.
The second intersection is with Horse to Horse which will take you out to the Horse Ridge riding area. From this intersection the trail has no other intersections until you reach the Horse Camp. From the camp you have the option of heading back to Horse Butte by way of Coyote Loop, or Swamp Wells.
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More Stats for Arnold Ice Cave mountain bike trail
Altitude change1,451 ft
Altitude min3,927 ft
Altitude max5,512 ft
Altitude start3,980 ft
Altitude end5,432 ft
Distance climb9 miles
Distance down4 miles
Distance flat1 miles
Avg reverse time01:14:22
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Arnold Ice Cave Trail Reports
Apr 6, 2018 @ 6:52pmApr 6, 2018
|Dry down low, excellent at the middle, muddy with some snow for the last couple miles by horse camp.|
Mar 28, 2018 @ 12:00pmMar 28, 2018
|Riding well. No mud or dust.|
Jun 5, 2017 @ 7:50pmJun 5, 2017
|Dry and dusty. This is a fine climbing trail to get to the horse camp and descend the Swamp Wells trail back to the start of Arnold Ice Cave.|
May 8, 2017 @ 5:59pmMay 8, 2017
|Flowy single track with a few rock gardens. I included Swamp Wells for a 28.1ile loop from Horse Butte TH going out Swamp Wells first.|
Routes with this trail
|Swamp Wells/ Coyote Loop||26 miles|
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