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Silver Plume to Waldorf Mine

Intermediate
 3.4 (13)

A consistent grind up an old railroad grade takes you above treeline to an abandoned mine.


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19.3

Miles

31.1

KM

15%

Singletrack

12,079' 3,682 m

High

9,188' 2,800 m

Low

2,900' 884 m

Up

2,900' 884 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

A fun ride above treeline that requires minimal technical skills and rewards riders with endurance and strong lungs. The ride follows an old railroad grade that begins as singletrack but soon turns into a wide road. Lots of cobbles and large rocks on this ride. There is a fair bit of jeep traffic, but it isn't a big detractor and you'll be passing them on your ride down.

Description

Begin up an old overgrown railroad grade that has reverted to singletrack. Pedal your way up and out of the valley and away from I-70 until you pick up the wide and well used portion of the railroad grade.

Here you'll likely encounter off-road jeepers, but the impact to the ride is minimal. Continue up the consistent gentle grade that never really gets steep, but does require consistent pedaling to maintain forward momentum. Climb above tree line and make your way to the old Waldorf Mine where you can enjoy the views and prepare for a fast and enjoyable descent.

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Mike Morin

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 13 votes

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Leavenworth Rd heading toward Argentine Pass
Sep 26, 2021 near Georgetown, CO
Argentine old railroad grade- gorgeous in the fall!
Sep 26, 2021 near Georgetown, CO
Argentine old railroad grade - gorgeous in the fall!
Sep 26, 2021 near Georgetown, CO
mile 3.8
Jul 11, 2020 near Georgetown, CO
Mile 8 a few more to go...
Jul 11, 2020 near Georgetown, CO
Leavenworth Road
Sep 26, 2021 near Georgetown, CO

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Jun 7, 2021
Matt Carrigan
40 minute climb to chimney. dogs loved it
Oct 10, 2020
CJ O'Reilly
Aug 5, 2019
Peter Kirsopp
Great ride. A little boring in places but worth the effort. Saw about 6 people all day (weekday). Take extra snacks. You'll need them. 20mi — 5h 00m
Jul 17, 2018
Brad Gunther
This is a beautiful trail! Be ready for no breaks from uphill the entire way to the top. The almost 3k vertical downhill is a well deserved treat a… 19.9mi
Jul 15, 2017
CJ O'Reilly
Jul 9, 2017
CJ O'Reilly
sun showers! only to cabin today
Jul 10, 2016
SJ KY
17mi
Sep 27, 2014
Tommy Wagener