7 miles
Distance
883 ft
Climb
-2,589 ft
Descent
01:29:29
Avg time
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Big Lick Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hermosa Creek
    Durango, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #499
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #38813 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

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More Stats for Big Lick bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,706 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,408 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,472 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,134 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,428 ft
  • Grade
    -4.647%
  • Grade max
    -52.867%
  • Grade min
    28.235%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,460 ft
  • Avg time
    01:29:29
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Big Lick Trail Reports

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      Oct 12, 2019 @ 9:26am
      Oct 12, 2019
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 6:17pm
      Jul 13, 2019
      No downed trees to worry about. Big Lick is in good shape and does go through the Hermosa burn area so take care.
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 9:47am
      Jul 8, 2019
      Running really well right now. A couple of down trees and a little overgrown in spots.
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 3:23pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      Hermosa Creek Area Closed from 416 Fire
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 4:00pm
      Jul 8, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 26 rides
      •  

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Audrey21 (Aug 26, 2019 at 7:06)
       This ride starts out great, really promising, but then about half way through it gets very over grown and hard to see the trail through all the brush, then turns into 1-2 hours of pretty rugged hike a bike.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag durangodoc (Oct 12, 2019 at 17:41)
       This is a sweet trail. The top is a fun romp through the aspens and spruce. Roots and rocks. All that. Then when it really tips over and drops into Hermosa Creek it gets down to business. Steep, loose, exposed, tight switch backs... if you don't like it gnarly it's best to stay on the groomed runs kids. Did I mention it's steep and loose?
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