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°)

All Clear

48 days agoUpdate

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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Nov 25, 2016
Hayden B.
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Nov 2, 2016
Gogo Liz
Oct 10, 2016
Mira Word
Sep 4, 2016
Becky Phillips
Mar 30, 2016
Renee Lockey
added this on to the Fat Bike loop & it was the most enjoyable segment
Nov 23, 2015
Michael Turner
I upped the rating because it has some decent exposure. Not always comfortable with easy objects in the trail when a 100 foot fall is next to them. 2.4mi
Nov 17, 2015
Matt Hage
May 17, 2015
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All Clear 48 days ago

Fun but busy trail. Superb views. May 4, 2014


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