3,898 ft
Distance
183 ft
Climb
-348 ft
Descent
00:14:13
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Free Fall Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Free Fall Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hartmans Rocks
    Gunnison, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15882 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is a fantastic example of of a well built expert level trail. Don't let the quality fool you, as this trail is no joke and should not even be considered by beginners. In many spots there are no easy alternative lines, and even walking your bike can be challenging. If you've never ridden the trail before, make sure to scope your lines in advance.

The best way to ride this trail is by starting from Behind the Rocks. You'll start with a steep upward pitch on magnetically grippy granite. The trail will wind upward through mostly easy rock gardens and step ups. When you reach the high point, you turn left and are greeted with your first steep roller. There is a sign letting you know it's ahead, and a clean line to the bottom once you get there. From there you wind down a little further through some more steeps to an intersection. From there you can either take the cut-off or the scenic route. This entry describes taking the scenic route. At this point you'll climb upward through some steep technical sections before making a right turn into a very steep section with a mix of very grippy solid granite and very loose decomposed granite. The trail will wind down a little further, with technical challenge, before getting to a very steep off camber section with a rock roll in the middle. It continues down steep before mellowing out but becoming a little more technical. Soon after you pop out on Road 3510.

More Stats for Free Fall bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -165 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,925 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,177 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,090 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,925 ft
  • Grade max
    -63.325%
  • Grade min
    35.746%
  • Distance climb
    2,041 ft
  • Distance down
    1,624 ft
  • Distance flat
    232 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:13
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on Jun 14, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Free Fall Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 46 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 51 rides
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      Jun 11, 2019 @ 5:47am
      Jun 11, 2019

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      13 miles

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