4 miles
646 ft
-3,992 ft
1 miles
High Point
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Estes Butte Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

This trail has moderate grades and many switchbacks gaining 3400 feet to the old Estes Butte fire lookout site. At the lookout site it becomes the Old Gib Trail #1528 leading to an eventual junction with the Carne Mountain Trail #1508. However, the Old Gib Trail is seldom maintained and hard to find in places. There is no water on the route once the snow has melted.

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More Stats for Estes Butte Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,345 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,552 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,897 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,552 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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1 Review & Comments

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flag ACree (41 mins ago)
 Not only is this not 'biking primary', not sure it gets any bike use at all. I have ridden in this area quite a bit, yet never heard of anyone riding this trail. Not surprising given that it has 4K of climbing in 2.8 miles, which implies more than a blue rating. Some very questionable QC on this entry.

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