North Backbone Details
North Backbone is one of the best technical XC trails in the area. It can be ridden from either direction or as an out and back. The stand-out features of North Backbone are its sections of rough rock slabs in the middle section. They will challenge the best of climbers. Scamper up what you can - many riders will be hiking short sections. The rest of the trail is a mix of swoopy hillside in pinions with lots of rocks in and around the trail to catch a pedal or rob you of momentum.
The trailhead on the east side starts at the top of a steep, loose climb on CR 173. The west side trailhead is on CR 175 and has a parking lot and kiosk.
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More Stats for North Backbone mountain bike trail
Altitude change-25 ft
Altitude min7,573 ft
Altitude max7,723 ft
Altitude start7,619 ft
Altitude end7,595 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat738 ft
Avg reverse time00:31:55
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North Backbone Trail Reports
May 21, 2017 @ 8:35amMay 21, 2017
May 20, 2017 @ 9:28pmMay 20, 2017
Dec 20, 2016 @ 3:03pmDec 20, 2016
|Some snow on north facing slopes (12/20/16)|
Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:13amDec 18, 2016
|Snow from 12/17/16 storm.|
Dec 3, 2016 @ 8:52amDec 3, 2016
|~1in of snow from 12/2/16 storm|
Routes with this trail
|Cottonwood Tour||22 miles|
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