7 miles
Distance
1,917 ft
Climb
-1,906 ft
Descent
2 miles
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CDT (Elk Mountain) Details

  • Riding area
    Leadore
    Leadore, Idaho
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    July-October
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Singletrack section of the Continental Divide Trail. This piece of the CDT crosses near 10,000' and has huge views 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.

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More Stats for CDT (Elk Mountain) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    11 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,510 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,547 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,558 ft
  • Grade
    0.03%
  • Grade max
    -34.131%
  • Grade min
    37.646%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,080 ft
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