2,063 ft
185 ft
-19 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Powerline Alternative Trail


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Winter only trail
  • Trail type
    Winter/Fatbike Only
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    jan - apr
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

An alternative route to the long hike-a-bike up Powerline going west to east. This trail can be ridden either direction but is a more technical downhill than staying on the Powerline road. Best done climbing up towards the Nemo/Grumpy junction (west to east).

There is a short push right at the top to get back on the Powerline road, but everything else is rideable.

Access Info

Parallel to the Powerline Road -- look for the groomed trail peeling off the road on the north side.


Seasonal route — snow conditions permitting.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Powerline Alternative mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    167 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,456 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,636 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,469 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,636 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,503 ft
  • Distance down
    408 ft
  • Distance flat
    152 ft
  • Avg time
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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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