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Anaerobic Nightmare

 3.7 (7)

0.6 Miles 1.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

470' 143 m

Ascent

-16' -5 m

Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

9,059' 2,761 m

High

8,589' 2,618 m

Low

Shared By Mike Pritchard

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All Clear 28 days ago

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Steep, aptly named, connector trail between Tom Blake and Government Trail Loop.

Mike Pritchard

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Closed May 15 - June 20 for elk calving season.

Description

This is a steep trail that follows the direct fall line in several places. This might not be a trail worth seeking out, but it does allow for quick access between Tom Blake trail and Government Trail Loop. Often used for loops (up or down direction) on Snowmass ski area trails, or for a shortened Gov't trail loop when coming from Aspen via Sky Mountain Park or Owl Creek paved bike path and Tom Blake trail.

The difficult rating is related to the trail's overall steepness, as well as the technical challenge offered by the many tree roots on the trail (Some might consider the trail intermediate level.) Beautiful forested terrain with patches of columbine flowers surround the trail.

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Aug 4, 2018
Kristian Keane
Sep 23, 2016
Tagan Berry Hawker
May 30, 2015
Andrew Wilz
Descend this.... Go up Powerline. Good loop if done that way...

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Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 7 votes

#6

in Snowmass

#8171

Overall
  3.7 from 7 votes
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#6

in Snowmass

#904

in Colorado

#8,171

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968 Since Jun 30, 2013
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short in distance but good lord is it a slog. steep, sometimes slick and TONS of roots in all the wrong places.. overall good stuff though, and going down is a blast and RARELY do you find someone coming up because it is so hard Jul 15, 2017
Ashley Miller
Aspen, CO
Ashley Miller   Aspen, CO
Rides great as a downhill if you are doing a snowmass loop. Short enough as an uphill to just grind through and move on to government. Sep 15, 2018

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