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School Bus #929

Intermediate

Trail

3.2 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 4' 1 m
Descent: -903' -275 m
High: 9,580' 2,920 m
Low: 8,681' 2,646 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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The classic climbing/descending route in West Magnolia.

Jim Mapes

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Need to Know

This trail is best ridden as a downhill, and rides descending are generally traveling at high speeds with blind corners, which makes can be dangerous for novice ascenders.

Description

The School Bus trail (aka Magic Bus on Forest Service maps) can be incorporated into several different loops or ridden as an out and back from Hobbit 3. From Hobbit 3 climb at a moderate grade with many switchbacks through shady forest to a trail junction in a meadow just below 9600'. The trail crosses several privately held mining claims through which access has been secured.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Sep 8, 2019
Dave Cle
Jul 21, 2018
Janice Newberry
Jun 28, 2018
Patrick Burns
A fun - and for West Mag, long - run. Pretty cool variety. Highlight is definitely the high speed section above the creek bottom.
Sep 4, 2017
Jason Levy
Jul 4, 2017
Sam Ritchie
Oct 22, 2016
Raúl Gross
Missed left hand narrow turn at downed trees and had to loop back to get in the full ride. 5.5mi
Sep 5, 2015
Mike JU
Aug 15, 2015
Chris Tankersley

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  4.2 from 20 votes

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#885

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in Rollinsville

#192

in Colorado

#885

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The school bus in fall!
Sep 27, 2016 near Nederland, CO
Take some mercury home on your tires. Ride the board walk to avoid contaminated mine tailings.
Sep 2, 2013 near Nederland, CO
Full descent of School Bus
Jul 5, 2017 near Nederland, CO
The Magic School Bus
Jul 17, 2015 near Nederland, CO
Perfect tread
Sep 2, 2013 near Nederland, CO
Old shack
Jul 17, 2015 near Nederland, CO

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