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Section 13

 11 votes

5.9 Miles 9.5 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

893' 272 m

Ascent

-895' -273 m

Descent

6,490' 1,978 m

High

5,813' 1,772 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

All Clear

26 days agoUpdate

A great little ride just outside of Canon City.

Kalem Lenard

Overview

This trail offers a couple of fun loop options right on the edge of town. The lower loop is a bit rockier but the upper loop is much smoother and well worth the climb.

Need to Know

There are lots of pokeys out here so be sure to run a tire sealant. Be sure to swing into Red Canyon Cycles while you are in town and get the latest info on other trails in the area.

Description

Park in the unmarked dirt lot on the west side of Temple Canyon Road (right side if coming from town). The trail starts on the other side of the road from the parking area. Climb up to the first intersection where Lamba Chops begins. Most riders prefer taking a left here and doing a figure 8. The trail offers some smooth flowy sections, some tight twisty sections and some rock gardens that keep you on your toes.

At the next intersection keep going straight and then take your next left which begins Hotshot. Enjoy the climb, take a breather at the top in the Ponderosa Grove, and then enjoy the downhill.

Take a left at the intersection re-tracing your steps from earlier. This time head right at the next intersection and keep going downhill. Turn left and head back to where you parked.

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Nov 15, 2017
J Erik Hartel
Endless solid grind with a plethora of loose stones. Best to ride at the beginning - not the end - of a long ride. 24mi — 3h 00m
Jun 10, 2017
Drew Turner
Jun 1, 2017
Raúl Gross
Wouldn't repeat.
May 29, 2017
Lee Horner
May 29, 2017
Rich Marulli
6mi
Mar 4, 2017
Neal Jordan
Jun 23, 2016
Phil Baumert
10h 00m
Jun 3, 2016
Robert Kubovic
5.9mi

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  3.3 from 11 votes

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All Clear 26 days ago

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Fun ride but by itself it's a little short. I ended up doing a few laps. I found it better riding counterclockwise although I rode it both directions. I plan on going back and combining it with some of the new South Canon Trails that start on the edge of town. Lots of cactus and prickly vegetation on the very edge of the trail so have spares just in case. Feb 26, 2017

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