2 miles
Distance
211 ft
Climb
-549 ft
Descent
00:16:35
Avg time
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The Great Escape Details

  • Riding Area
    South Cañon
    Cañon City, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #23563 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

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More Stats for The Great Escape bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -339 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,051 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,459 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,390 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,051 ft
  • Grade
    -3.67%
  • Grade max
    -28.651%
  • Grade min
    19.758%
  • Distance climb
    2,843 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    540 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:43
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Status:
on Nov 16, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Other Other
Directions to the-great-escape-77018 trailhead (38.403010, -105.298660)
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The Great Escape Trail Reports

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May 17, 2018 @ 7:25am
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The Great Escape, My City
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May 17, 2018 @ 7:24am
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The Great Escape, My City
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May 17, 2018 @ 7:24am
May 17, 2018
The Great Escape, My City

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
South Cañon Trails Tour #1
18 miles

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag nolanurban (Aug 22, 2018 at 13:17)
 Trail is pretty rough at the beginning with loose gravelly chunk that seems to be just washed over the trail. Some cool areas especially at the end with fast flow. A bit punchy.
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  • + 1
flag Lower-Ark-MBA LAMBA (Aug 22, 2018 at 14:32)
 Unfortunately we had an incredible storm on July 23, 2018 resulting in lots of 'gravelly chunk' washed onto and over the South Cañon trails. Repair efforts are scheduled soon. The Great Escape will soon be returned to its previous glory (and also extended west by 2.5 miles).
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  • + 1
flag nolanurban (Sep 12, 2018 at 18:36)
 Either way, fantastic trail system. If you need a hand, let me know. Thanks for your hard work.
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