Mescal

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Trail

2.4 Miles 3.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

206' 63 m

Ascent

-166' -51 m

Descent

4,710' 1,436 m

High

4,520' 1,378 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Excellent, scenic, rideable slickrock singletrack.

Leslie Kehmeier

Description

The southeast end of Mescal is accessed from the Long Canyon trailhead. Youll be cranking on the pedals right away to get up the initial climb. Its short, rocky and quickly transitions back to rolling trail.

The trail tops out and then travels toward Mescal Mountain, a gigantic red sandstone butte. The meat of the route is a traverse on the southern side along a long continuous slickrock ledge.

After some fun and flowy red dirt trail, there's one big push onto the first section of slickrock. Its a little off camber so some will have to dismount and push up. Once on the sandstone surface youll pedal along a fairly level elevation, occasionally going up down or around short sections of steps or boulders.

There are two optional splits that cover the first and second third of the route. Difficult is the easier line while Expert is for very experienced riders who are comfortable with off-camber and exposed moves.

As Mescal rounds the butte on the west end, the view becomes breathtaking into Boynton Canyon. Take in the scenery before a somewhat rowdy quick descent to the end of the trail. Turn right here to access Deadmans Pass or bear left to connect to Aerie.

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Mar 12, 2017
Chris Eaves
Dry and fast! 2.4mi
Feb 14, 2017
Hollie Potvin
Dec 27, 2016
Christine Tinberg
Great views too rocky for me no need To repeat this ride 2.4mi
Dec 9, 2016
Ke Eh
Dec 3, 2016
Joe Horstmann
2.4mi
Nov 25, 2016
Hayden B.
2.9mi
Nov 2, 2016
Gogo Liz
Oct 10, 2016
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  4.3 from 18 votes

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All Clear 2 days ago
Dry - Completely dry and ready to rip
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Fun but busy trail. Superb views. May 4, 2014


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