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Argos to Grubstake Loop

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Length

5.5 Miles 8.9 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,131' 345 m

Ascent

-1,130' -345 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

7,177' 2,188 m

High

6,171' 1,881 m

Low

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All Clear 19 days ago
Dry - Conditions are great. Get out and ride. History

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A fun after work ride that includes a leg workout with a fast loop that will keep you on your toes.

Chris JD

Overview [Suggest Changes]

One way on Argos trail (up only) on odd numbered calendar days.
This is really a combination of Argos, Pick'n Sledge, Grubstake loop and ending on the lower section of Apex.
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Description [Suggest Changes]

Start the uphill switchback grunt on Argos and turn right onto Pick'n Sledge at the first junction. Stay on this trail through a couple of rock features and continue straight at the junction with Grubstake to go clockwise (and take advantage of the downhill). Continue on Pick to the top of Indian Mountain where you can take a quick breather and check out the Denver metro area from the shade of the pines.

Ride on over the backside and turn sharp left onto Grubstake. It can be easy to miss if you're screaming along so a key marker is a sitting bench on your right. Another short and gentler uphill to a series of tight and somewhat technical downhill switchbacks with a nice roll back to the first Grubstake/Pick'n Sledge junction. Continue on back down the hill and onto Apex for a rewarding downhill (avoid the hikers and dogs!)

While there are a few rock sections and water bars, I wouldn't consider this continuously technical. Most flow very well and I'll bet if you got this far you can walk your bike over anything!

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Jun 19, 2018
Katie Purdy
Jun 12, 2018
David Sandoval
first time doing this trail, with Rhema 5.5mi
Jun 1, 2018
Spencer Merage
Solo ride. Up argos, pick n, until grubby but no grubby. Not great up, super fun down. Proud of techy rock drops 3.9mi
May 29, 2018
Alex Buis
First time on ghost solo. Tore shit up through the rock garden. Spencer’s brakes overheated and locked and the factory recall yielded him a new set.
May 11, 2018
John Vernon
2 seat adjustments 5.5mi
May 6, 2018
Daniel Craven
Mar 11, 2018
Daniel Stem
Dec 16, 2017
Katie Purdy

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  3.6 from 14 votes

#3

in Apex Park

#1830

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in Apex Park

#232

in Colorado

#1,830

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