4,719 ft
Distance
268 ft
Climb
-62 ft
Descent
00:07:44
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Snake Skin Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Snake Skin Details

  • Riding Area
    Third Flats
    Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14683 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is the first half of the motorized singletrack trail, Second Thoughts. It was constructed at the end of 2017 by MTRA and makes a nice connector from Twist-n-Shout to Snake Skin. It can be continued with Second Thoughts Bottom back to Twist-n-Shout near the intersection with Butterknife.

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More Stats for Snake Skin bike trail
  • Altitude change
    206 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,503 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,727 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,503 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,709 ft
  • Grade
    4.37%
  • Grade max
    -15.568%
  • Grade min
    21.668%
  • Distance climb
    3,304 ft
  • Distance down
    1,079 ft
  • Distance flat
    336 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:44
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Status:
on May 16, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Snake Skin Trail Reports

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      May 16, 2018 @ 6:00pm
      May 16, 2018
      Good conditions, bit dry and loose but that's to be expected with the lack of rain. Great trail, can't wait for it to get packed in more
      Apr 15, 2018 @ 10:03am
      Apr 15, 2018
      reporter Amazing conditions considering the trail is only a few months old.
      Mar 22, 2018 @ 11:00am
      Mar 22, 2018
      reporter
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 9:46pm
      Jan 4, 2018
      reporter This trail was constructed in the end of 2017 and it badly needs moisture. It is starting to see some tread degradation because of the extremely...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 51 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 149 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Grand Junction 30M - SEP 2018
      31 miles
      Grand Junction Off-Road - 30 Grand (2019) race
      32 miles

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