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Red Rim Rd.

 2.3 (4)

5.8 Miles 9.3 Kilometers


Doubletrack

240' 73 m

Ascent

-2,954' -900 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

9,908' 3,020 m

High

7,193' 2,192 m

Low

Shared By Mike Pritchard

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A very steep and rocky dirt road connecting Arbaney-Kittle Trail to the valley floor.

Mike Pritchard

Dogs Unknown

Features eMTB allowed

Description

Also known as FS Route 534, this road is very rocky, very steep, and is not a generally recommended route for mountain bikes. However, it can be useful as an access to or relatively quick exit from the Arbaney-Kittle Trail. The rocky sections often include large loose rocks, providing for a challenging descent. Uphill travel will include significant hike-a-bike sections for most riders. The lower southern end terminates on Lower River Road. You can find the Rio Grande paved bike path nearby.

If you do find yourself on this route, you'll be rewarded with immense views of the West Elk mountains, including the Capitol Peak and Snowmass Mountain 14ers. Over nearly 3,000 feet of vertical, you'll pass through dark timber, aspen forests, and shrub oak.

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May 31, 2018
Bryan Bennett
Freaking Steap! Pushed bike up most of it! Brutal uphill! 5.8mi

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  2.3 from 4 votes

#3

in Snowmass

#22687

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#2,142

in Colorado

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