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Anaerobic Nightmare

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 3.8 (9)

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


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Singletrack

9,059' 2,761 m

High

8,589' 2,618 m

Low

470' 143 m

Up

16' 5 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Closed May 15 - June 28 for elk calving season. (Note: this is one week longer than in the past as of 2020 due to a revised WRNF closure order.)

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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Shared By:

Mike Pritchard

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 9 votes

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  3.8 from 9 votes
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#848

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#8,216

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Photos

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

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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...