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Slickrock Practice Loop

 4.4 (30)

1.6 Miles 2.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

182' 55 m

Ascent

-246' -75 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

4,652' 1,418 m

High

4,544' 1,385 m

Low

Shared By Curtis Tripp

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This short loop lets you test your skills before you go on to the real deal.

Curtis Tripp

Dogs Unknown

Features eMTB allowed

Follow the blazes! Avoid vegetation, potholes, and biological soil crust. Only cross the sandy patches between slickrock along the designated trail.

Description

This trail makes a good introduction to the type of terrain you'll find on the main loop, but at a more moderate level for those who want to ease into it. Still, it presents some significant obstacles and should not be taken lightly. True beginners probably won't enjoy a ride here.

Just a quarter mile into the main Slickrock Trail, fork right at the painted junction to start the Practice Loop. Follow the white dashes along a series of sandstone domes, followed by a quick descent toward the Echo Canyon viewpoint. It's worth getting off your bike and hiking to the edge of the cliffs for a closer look at this box canyon.

Continue along the dashed line as it winds up and over more low fins and across sandy washes back towards the main trail, with a number of short but steep climbs and drops. You'll rejoin the Slickrock Trail around the 3/4 mile mark. If you're up for 10 more miles of slickrock, turn right for the full loop. If not, turn left for a quick return to the trailhead.

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Oct 6, 2018
Gillian Scarborough
First ride and in the rain!
Oct 5, 2018
StravaBiker MTB
1.6mi
Sep 30, 2018
Romer Pinto
Jul 10, 2018
Mtnbiking Dad
Great trail to help you make sure you are ready to ride the full Slickrock trail. 1.6mi
May 17, 2018
Matt Robinson
May 1, 2018
Eli Edelman
Early morning ride before heading back home to vail, bike problem with seat caused 2nd lap plan to not happen.
Apr 29, 2018
Graeme Dunn
Apr 20, 2018
Randy Rosado
1.6mi

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  4.4 from 30 votes

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#26

in Utah

#140

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