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Prospect

 20 votes

Length

8.4 Miles 13.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

804' 245 m

Ascent

-1,855' -565 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

10,947' 3,337 m

High

9,497' 2,895 m

Low

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Best XC ride on the the resort.

Paul Byrne

Overview

Telski generally opens the trail around July 1 due to elk calving closures. The Gondola is also closed during off-seasons so human power only during October and April/May.

Description

Perhaps the best XC ride on the ski resort. Fun XC riding includes 2 climbs and a really fun and flowy downhill section in the trees.

Access this trail by leaving the top of the gondola and riding up past the top of Coonskin Chair (#7). Follow the signs on your right and you can't get lost.
The second significant climb leaves you at a Teepee next to the Ute Park Chair. Here the trail splits and you can either go left at the platform to do the prospect loop. But to follow the above GPS track, and the more fun riding, go straight up through the trees and then turn right onto the singletrack for some delightful downhilling in the trees. At the road take the right fork and rejoin the trail on the right hand side of the road. (going left at the fork will take you to Alta Lakes and T35, but route finding is not easy and the ride will be much longer and more committing).

From here there is some more xc and then a big downhill on dry loose terrain until you hit pavement next to the mountain village grocery store/ gondola station. Turn right here to join up with Jurassic/Boomerang or ride back to the gondola.
Enjoy!

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Jay McGinnis
Allen, TX
Jay McGinnis   Allen, TX
looking forward to ride this trail next month! Jul 6, 2014
Wife and I will be there in mid September for our 30th Anniversary. What would be a long, scenic, intermediate ride from the top of the Gondolas back to the parking area, I guess, without getting lost? Just one vehicle. Then what about riding around this area on paved roads, maybe stop and have late lunch or early dinner? First time to this part of Colorado. Jan 30, 2018

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