3 miles
Distance
1,823 ft
Climb
-154 ft
Descent
01:47:48
Avg time
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Herman Gulch Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Jones Pass
    Keystone, Colorado
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-Sept
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2016

High alpine ride that ascends to the continental divide before riding along the ridge-line around 13,000ft. Really rough high altitude climb with some of hike-a-bike included and a ripper descent back down to the Herman Gulch trailhead.

This is a popular trail on the weekends with hikers going to that first turn off for the lake so it is better to start early to stay out of their way.

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Herman Gulch Trailhead

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More Stats for Herman Gulch Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,669 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,296 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,995 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,296 ft
  • Altitude end
    11,965 ft
  • Grade
    9.827%
  • Grade max
    -16.777%
  • Grade min
    55.729%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3,231 ft
  • Distance flat
    402 ft
  • Avg time
    01:47:48
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:15
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on Oct 13, 2017
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Herman Gulch Trail Trail Reports

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Oct 13, 2017 @ 12:30pm
Oct 13, 2017
Prevalent Mud in shaded areas. Ridable, but you may want to avoid this trail for the next few days. Snow up top. Four trees down on trail. ...
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