7 miles
Distance
1,910 ft
Climb
-1,899 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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CDT (Elk Mountain) Details

  • Riding Area
    Leadore
    Leadore, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    July-October
  • Global Ranking
    #30326 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

Singletrack section of the Continental Divide Trail. This piece of the CDT crosses over 10,000' at Elk Mountain and is the highest point of the Idaho/Montana CDT. Huge views abound for most of its length. Sections of this trail are very steep-expect hike-a-bike no matter your fitness level.

The western portion of this trail can be narrow in places as it sidehills. Closer to Elk Mountain the trail is in great shape and classic high alpine riding.

From Elk Mountain east the trail drops 1500' in about 3 miles before the CDT becomes 2-track again.

More Stats for CDT (Elk Mountain) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    11 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,510 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,548 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,559 ft
  • Grade
    0.031%
  • Grade max
    -34.041%
  • Grade min
    37.849%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,063 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cdt-elk-mountain trailhead (44.785870, -113.176540)
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Oct 8, 2018 @ 12:03pm
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Oct 8, 2018 @ 12:03pm
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CDT (Elk Mountain), Salmon
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Jan 8, 2017 @ 10:19pm
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CDT (Elk Mountain), Salmon

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