5.1 miles
Distance
1,084 ft
Climb
-1,593 ft
Descent
01:46:49
Avg time
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CDT - Tunnel Lake Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Salida
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #57131 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #42456 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

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CDT - Tunnel Lake is a 5 mile moderately popular blue singletrack alpine trail located near Salida Colorado. This multi-use trail can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating with a 1,084 ft black diamond climb. On average it takes 1 hour46 minutes to complete this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for CDT - Tunnel Lake bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -509 ft
  • Altitude min
    11,065 ft
  • Altitude max
    12,305 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,581 ft
  • Altitude end
    11,072 ft
  • Grade
    -1.876%
  • Grade max
    -30.309%
  • Grade min
    34.192%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    592 ft
  • Avg time
    01:46:49
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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      CDT - Tunnel Lake Trail Reports

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      Sep 23, 2019 @ 12:07pm
      Sep 23, 2019
      Streams still running, plenty of water.
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 9:52pm
      Aug 5, 2019
      Be careful. There are still a couple snowfields to cross on the south end of the trail.
      Aug 9, 2018 @ 9:34am
      Aug 9, 2018
      Jun 13, 2016 @ 3:11pm
      Jun 13, 2016
      Snow-covered up to CDT
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 16 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 36 rides
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      Sep 23, 2019 @ 12:09pm
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      Aug 6, 2019 @ 9:00am
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      Jul 13, 2019 @ 7:58am
      Jul 13, 2019

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Wolfjc18 (Jun 13, 2016 at 15:11)
       Snow-covered up to CDT
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      lubes17319 (Sep 25, 2016 at 11:10)
       Excellent views! Quite a bit of h-a-b to get over the top. Hella fun ride once you finally start descending the 23+/- switchbacks in the woods!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Smashbv (Aug 5, 2019 at 21:56)
       If your priority is getting above tree line and enjoying some stunning views, this trail is for you. If you’re looking for great single track, there are better trails elsewhere. There is a ton of hike-a-bike on this trail.
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