6 miles
Distance
1,399 ft
Climb
-554 ft
Descent
01:02:27
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sourdough (South) Trail

Sourdough (South) Details

  • Riding Area
    High Country
    Ward, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #32684 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

If you like rocks and chunky trails you will love this one. If you're looking for a smooth flow trail, this is not it. Some roots, lots of rocks, some loose some embedded. It's listed as a black diamond and it can feel that way if you are not taking any breaks but if you take breaks and pace yourself, an intermediate rider with decent bike handling skills can do just fine with walking an occasional feature.

Be sure to pack a rain jacket, I almost always get a little rain when I ride this trail. The weather here can be fickle.

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More Stats for Sourdough (South) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    846 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,214 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,295 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,214 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,060 ft
  • Grade
    2.806%
  • Grade max
    -33.385%
  • Grade min
    89.887%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,431 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:54:37
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Status:
on Jun 3, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (4 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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  • Significant Issue / Amber
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  • 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
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • 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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      Sourdough (South) Trail Reports

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      Jun 3, 2018 @ 9:19am
      Jun 3, 2018
      Good to go! Only a few snow patches left.
      Jan 28, 2018 @ 10:34am
      Jan 28, 2018
      Packed to wind-blown snow 60% ridable going north and 85% ridable going south on a fat bike with 5 inch tires.
      Sep 18, 2017 @ 9:32am
      Sep 18, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 78 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      South Saint Vrain - Figure 8
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      Sourdough South to North
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