16 miles
3,874 ft
-2,027 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of CT/CDT (Jarosa Mesa) Trail


  • Riding area
    Carlson Peak
    Silverton, Colorado
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    July-early Oct.
  • Alpine Trail
  • Global Ranking

A high alpine trail that hits the highest point along the entire CT, it has everything from scree field hike-a-bikes to tasteful alpine descending. This is typically done from spring creek pass as a shuttle ride (or bikepacking) ending at the pole creek or stony pass areas. It is a very surreal landscape that requires big lungs as you're around 13,000 feet in elevation for most of the duration.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for CT/CDT (Jarosa Mesa) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,847 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,898 ft
  • Altitude max
    13,247 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,898 ft
  • Altitude end
    12,745 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,431 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Avg: 3 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ct-cdt-jarosa-mesa trailhead (37.940900, -107.160190)
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Sep 21, 2017 @ 12:09pm
Sep 21, 2017
CT/CDT (Jarosa Mesa)

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