9 miles
Distance
3,836 ft
Climb
-125 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Issyk Ata
    Bishkek
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The most popular features in the gorge are the hot springs said to have healing properties that help treat a number of diseases. There’s a resort nearby as well as a 2nd – 7th century stone carving of a Buddha healer, further contributing to the belief that the spring has true healing powers that were recognized even centuries ago.

Several legends surround the hot springs in Issyk Ata Gorge. It’s said that there was once a young woman that bathed in the springs every day and while her friends grew old, she remained young thanks to the water’s miraculous powers. There was also an Uzbek shaman that lived as a hermit near the springs for years after the death of her family that was famous for her healing capabilities. The reputation of the waters and the people surrounding them has attracted both Turkic nomads and Russian colonialists over the course of history and continue to draw people today.

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More Stats for Issyk Ata River Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,712 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,145 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,145 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,857 ft
  • Grade
    7.706%
  • Grade max
    -14.199%
  • Grade min
    38.285%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    4,444 ft
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