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Anaerobic Nightmare

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 470' 143 m
Descent: -16' -5 m
High: 9,059' 2,761 m
Low: 8,589' 2,618 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Mike Pritchard

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

Mike Pritchard

Electric Mountain Bikes 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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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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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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  3.9 from 8 votes

#7423

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  3.9 from 8 votes
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#766

in Colorado

#7,423

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Columbine flower along the Anaerobic Nightmare trail
Jul 19, 2013 near Snowmas…, CO

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