2 miles
Distance
-1,194 ft
Descent
00:10:12
Avg time
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Plunge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Aspen
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #85633 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Upper Plunge and Lower Plunge are two steeper trails connected by a few seconds of climbing on Red Mountain Rd. The Upper Plunge was rerouted in 2018 to include grassy meadows in aspen forest, some rocky ledges and some big fast turns. The upper alignment retains a rocky section that drops down a tunnel of dark timber forest. At the top of Lower Plunge, you'll also find an intersection with the Hummingbird Trail. Neither Upper or Lower is recommended for uphill bike travel. Access Upper Plunge from 4 Corners Rd. / Red Mt. Rd., and then continue on Secret Trail before turning left for the fast drop down Upper Plunge. Lower Plunge is often ridden as a fast and rocky descent when paired with a climb up Hummingbird Trail to create a shorter loop down to Hunter Valley North.

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More Stats for Plunge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,194 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,745 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,939 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,939 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,747 ft
  • Grade
    -12.1%
  • Grade max
    -50.9%
  • Grade min
    -3.5%
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:10:12
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on May 9, 2020
Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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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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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Plunge Trail Reports

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      May 9, 2020 @ 3:16pm
      May 9, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 27 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2018 Yeti Tribe Gathering - Part 2
      19 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag bcsamiam (Jul 22, 2019 at 18:37)
       This does not look like the Sunny Side trail, but it does look like the upper and lower plunge
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