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Silver Plume to Waldorf Mine

 3.1 (10)

19.3 Miles 31.1 Kilometers


15%

Singletrack

2,900' 884 m

Ascent

-2,900' -884 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (5°)

12,079' 3,682 m

High

9,188' 2,800 m

Low

Shared By Mike Morin

Conditions


All Clear 17 days ago
Dry - Expect a slightly more difficult climb due to loose rock once you pass the road to Waldorf Mine. Amazing views and a hand-numbing descent. History

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

Mike Morin

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

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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Check-Ins

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
Oct 12, 2013
griffin1369 griffin
3h 15m
Jul 6, 2013
lubes 17319
To Mt McCellan, down FATS 22.3mi
Jun 2, 2013
Aaron Fink

Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 10 votes

#2

in Georgetown

#2817

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#2

in Georgetown

#327

in Colorado

#2,817

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