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Christmas Tree

Intermediate
 3.7 (6)

A tight winding singletrack that cuts through scrub oaks, ending with a doubletrack climb.


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0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

Singletrack

7,177' 2,188 m

High

6,990' 2,130 m

Low

188' 57 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Christmas Tree does not have any of your typical Christmas Tree types growing along it, but that didn't stop locals from decorating the scrub oaks that do.
Off the left of Monte Carlo, Christmas Tree climbs steadily from start to finish. The beginning is tight and winding with lots of turns and dips that require small efforts to keep the front tire rolling over the multiple of rocks that make up the tread.
About 2/3's up the trail, it turns onto an old road. At this point, the majority of the climbing starts. That said, it's not overly steep.

As you near the top you'll make a few soft turns followed by a 90 degree right hand turn, followed by one last pitch. Once over this last pitch you'll be at the start of North Porcupine and end of South Porcupine. The choice is yours where you go from here!

Christmas Tree is a multi directional trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Craig Fowler with improvements by Kristen Arendt

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 6 votes

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  3.7 from 6 votes
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Cats, dogs, and Monte Carlos.
Jul 12, 2016 near Carbondale, CO
One of the main decorations that you'll find along Christmas Tree.
Apr 23, 2014 near Carbondale, CO
One of the tighter lower sections void of rocks.
Apr 23, 2014 near Carbondale, CO

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Oct 17, 2020
Hiro Protagonist
Jul 14, 2019
Thomas Morgan
Trails are dry but not dusty. Scrub oak provides nice shade even on 80 degree heat. 6mi — 12h 00m
May 28, 2018
Stephanie Striefel
did a little walking, want to add an ornament 0.5mi
Jun 11, 2017
Katie Purdy
Aug 25, 2016
Ry Zy
Jul 1, 2016
Jason Carlisle
awesome trail great for beginners
May 23, 2016
Stephanie Striefel
nice swoopy downhill 0.5mi
Oct 6, 2015
Quinn Donnelly