3 miles
Distance
165 ft
Climb
-2,657 ft
Descent
3 miles
High Point

Palca Details

  • Riding Area
    La Paz
    La Paz
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    all year , best months are April to November
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2014

Steep trail down to the bottom of Palca Canyon. One road gap jump near the start, some smaller jumps near the bottom. Last bit is steep. Built by Travis Gray.

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More Stats for Palca bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,492 ft
  • Altitude min
    11,716 ft
  • Altitude start
    14,219 ft
  • Altitude end
    11,726 ft
  • Grade
    -15.006%
  • Grade max
    -46.755%
  • Grade min
    15.15%
  • Distance climb
    2,479 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
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  • Icy
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  • Variable
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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