1.2 miles
Distance
-623 ft
Descent
00:13:48
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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 (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • 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
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 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
    -623 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,951 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,574 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,574 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,949 ft
  • Grade
    -9.6%
  • Grade max
    -35%
  • Grade min
    1.2%
  • Distance climb
    79 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    312 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:53:47
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on Jun 9, 2024
Very Dry
Avg: 4.7 (27 votes)
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      The Sluice Trail Reports

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      Jun 9, 2024 @ 1:02am
      Jun 9, 2024
      Jun 6, 2024 @ 10:59am
      Jun 6, 2024
      May 23, 2024 @ 10:57am
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      Apr 13, 2024 @ 3:05am
      Apr 13, 2024
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 9:21pm
      Apr 9, 2024
      99% dry, only a couple small wets spots in the usual low points between the big swoopy hairpins
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 37 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 740 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,310 rides
      • Last: Jul 17, 2024

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      Jan 5, 2023 @ 1:27pm
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      Jan 5, 2023 @ 1:16pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      Floyd Hill Full Lap6 miles
      Floyd Hill (2 laps of The Sluice)6 miles
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