14 miles
Distance
2,496 ft
Climb
-6,778 ft
Descent
02:22:17
Avg time

Valle de la Muerte Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Wallride
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6002 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    Municipio de Quito

El Valle de la Muerte es un sendero epico que desciende desde el refugio del volcán Guagua Pichincha hasta la ciudad, el mas largo de la region. La mayor parte es singletrack fluido y divertido. Se cruzan seis montañas.

Access Info

From Lloa you can hire a truck for $40 or have someone to drop at the refuge, the trail dropping to the north of the refuge.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Valle de la Muerte bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -4,281 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,654 ft
  • Altitude max
    14,953 ft
  • Altitude start
    14,943 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,661 ft
  • Grade
    -5.838%
  • Grade max
    -47.995%
  • Grade min
    45.083%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,881 ft
  • Avg time
    02:22:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:20
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Status:
on Dec 19, 2017
Dry
Avg: 5 (3 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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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • 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 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
  • Other Other
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      Valle de la Muerte Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 19, 2017 @ 7:43am
      Dec 19, 2017
      A ratos se han hecho cangilones pero 100% andable
      Jun 24, 2016 @ 6:11pm
      Jun 24, 2016
      Trail has been opened, cleaned and marked for race
      May 15, 2016 @ 7:51pm
      May 15, 2016
      A section of the trail has gone through serios damage from rain erosion. be very careful beside the river.
      Apr 4, 2016 @ 5:38pm
      Apr 4, 2016
      Careful with the river crossings, the rain has increased the water levels with some of them becoming very difficult.
      Mar 9, 2016 @ 4:55pm
      Mar 9, 2016
      The rain has been flowing through some parts of the trails, creating new ruts!
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 33 rides
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      Photos

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      48 |
      Dec 19, 2017 @ 7:42am
      Dec 19, 2017
      Valle de la Muerte, My City
      64 |
      Jan 20, 2017 @ 2:47pm
      Jan 20, 2017
      Valle de la Muerte, Loma Linda
      73 |
      Jan 20, 2017 @ 2:47pm
      Jan 20, 2017
      Valle de la Muerte, Loma Linda
      62 |
      Jan 20, 2017 @ 2:47pm
      Jan 20, 2017
      Valle de la Muerte, Loma Linda

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag febu90 (Dec 19, 2017 at 7:40)
       Espectacular
      [Reply]

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