SHAFT stands for Super Happy Awesome Fun Trail. It is a high-speed bermed-corner blue trail that has become popular with the XC/AM crowd as well. SHAFT starts off fairly mellow with some sweeping corners and little hits here and there. As it rolls downhill, you get eased into faster speeds and bigger berms before getting shot out the bottom along the old T-Dub gully. Cross Canyon Creek, high-five everyone in sight with a big ol' grin on your face.
This trail is totally doable on everything in the 120-200mm travel range, including hardtails. Good tires help. Ride don't slide. Good loop options include:
- Pneuma [from Hwy66] to SHAFT and then back on the Hwy or Elbow Valley
- Sulphur Springs to Pneuma to SHAFT to EV to Pneuma to RoS [intense!]
- SS to Pneuma to SHAFT to EV to Pneuma to Moosepackers to Ridgeback [hardcore!].
NB: The trail has some loose rock, but it's not like surfing a scree slope. Once you're into the bermed part of the trail, watch your crank placement - the tread has a bit of a v-notch going on and it's possible to catch a pedal on the uphill side in a few spots.
If you're shuttling, drive to the end of the Moose mountain road and head directly west towards the gated road to the well site. Push another 100 meters up the gated road where you will find the entrance to T-Dub to your left and the entrance to SHAFT just a few meters past it, also on your left. SHAFT finishes on the last few hundred meters of T-Dub which will then flow onto the Canyon Creek road, where you pedal south (left) towards the Ing’s mine parking lot. where your driver should wait.
If you're riding up Pneuma, exit at Special K [or lower] and take the road to the well site.
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More Stats for SHAFT mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,378 ft
Altitude min5,099 ft
Altitude max6,477 ft
Altitude start6,477 ft
Altitude end5,099 ft
Distance climb1,451 ft
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat210 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
SHAFT Trail Reports
Jul 14, 2018 @ 3:36pmJul 14, 2018
May 22, 2018 @ 1:23pmMay 22, 2018
|One tree down soon after second rocky corner.|
May 12, 2018 @ 10:03amMay 12, 2018
|Pretty much all clear. Some snow at top but won't be for long|
Oct 23, 2017 @ 1:17pmOct 23, 2017
|Great shape, dirt is a bit frozen is all|
Oct 6, 2017 @ 8:07pmOct 6, 2017
|Couple puddles, mostly dry|
Routes with this trail
|Ridgepackers Shaft Guy 7-27 Loop||19 miles|
|Pain train||31 miles|
|Pneuma To Shaft Loop||13 miles|
|Moose Mtn - Pneuma/Shaft loop||12 miles|
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