1.2 miles
Distance
-622 ft
Descent
00:13:23
Avg time
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The Sluice Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Floyd Hill Open Space
    Idaho Springs, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #1356 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4419 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking

This technical downhill only trail is awesome.
The trail builders did an amazing job of using the unique rocky terrain to build a great mix of drop options, yellow brick road style rock gardens and jumps. The technical sections are mostly at the top. The last 3rd of the trail provides big flow style table tops and senders to small gaps.

A great riding area where you earn your turns, and it is well worth the climb.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for The Sluice mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -622 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,957 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,580 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,579 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,956 ft
  • Grade
    -9.6%
  • Grade max
    -38.8%
  • Grade min
    1.7%
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    377 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:23
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Status:
on Sep 27, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Icy
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  • Ideal
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      The Sluice Trail Reports

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      Sep 27, 2021 @ 5:43am
      Sep 27, 2021
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 5:43am
      Sep 27, 2021
      Sep 14, 2021 @ 4:14pm
      Sep 14, 2021
      Not sure if any trail work has been done recently but I saw no erosion or major ruts but lots of hero dirt and chunky lines!
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 7:47pm
      Aug 29, 2021
      Major erosion (major ruts or slumping, large boulders and roots exposed due to erosion)
      Jun 29, 2021 @ 5:15pm
      Jun 29, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 46 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,320 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,712 rides
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      Photos

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      Aug 22, 2019 @ 11:34am
      Aug 22, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      Floyd Hill 100% Completion
      12 miles
      Floyd Hill Full Lap
      6 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      NorCalNomad (Sep 17, 2019 at 17:56)
       The top section is definitely worth getting off your bike and checking out all the different lines that you can take. Just even the first 20 seconds is awesome for skill building in that regard.
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      • + 1
      hi-dr-nick Reporter (Nov 10, 2019 at 13:13)
       So incredibly good. Built right
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      • + 1
      beubeux (May 17, 2020 at 18:54)
       This is really good! From technical rock drops to dirt flow, thank you to whoever built this! I love it!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      AlexanderCR (Aug 14, 2020 at 7:43)
       This is one of my favorite trails ever. It has technical features, mind boggling rockwork, and some fast and flowy jumps towards the bottom.
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      Top to bottom run of The Sluice
      6:46 | 161 | May 9, 2021 , Idaho Springs
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