3 miles
Distance
449 ft
Climb
-572 ft
Descent
00:42:23
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Island in the Sky Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Island in the Sky Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Oil Well Flats
    Cañon City, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #19398 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

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More Stats for Island in the Sky mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -123 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,343 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,690 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,467 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,343 ft
  • Grade
    -0.79%
  • Grade max
    -30.051%
  • Grade min
    16.756%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,792 ft
  • Avg time
    00:42:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:57
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Status:
on May 17, 2020
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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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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      Island in the Sky Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 154 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 241 rides
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      Photos

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      May 25, 2020 @ 4:01pm
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      May 25, 2020 @ 4:00pm
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      May 25, 2020 @ 4:00pm
      May 25, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag sleestak (Dec 19, 2017 at 10:40)
       Best ridden in clockwise direction.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag BustinP (Jul 26, 2019 at 5:11)
       I hate technical rock beds of which Island in the Sky is full. But the view is SO worth it.
      [Reply]

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      Island In The Sky | Cañon City, CO
      10:21 | 19 | Jun 23, 2020 , Cañon City
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