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Father of Ginormous

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 4.5 (44)

A raw version of Ginormous with bigger turns and it's longer, meaning more fun for you.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Singletrack

8,172' 2,491 m

High

6,969' 2,124 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,204' 367 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Winter seasonal closure for bikes on portion of trail uphill from South Porcupine from Dec. 1 through April 15.

Need to Know

Dowhilll direction only, no uphill traffic allowed.

Description

Father of Ginormous is reached by climbing Road 8320 past Trough trail. The Lower and Middle entrances can be hard to find, but if you have the time, climb up to find the very top of the Father via BLM Road 8324 and BLM Road 8322. The views of El Jebel and down into the "Crown" from 8324 are worth the time on the road.

As the summary says, Father is a bigger version of Ginormous. You can expect large wall rides, sweeping turns, small step up hip jumps and plenty of fun.

In the lower section of trail things get narrower, the turns get sharper and the wall rides fade out. Father dumps you out on South Porcupine between Christmas Tree and Trough. BUT wait, there's more. In 2018, this trail was extended below South Porcupine, continuing down the gully with more walls, hips, and small jumps. Use caution as the trail intersects with the two way Christmas Tree before continuing all the way down to the 4 way intersection with Monte Carlo, the top of the Prince Creek Trail, and the downhill direction Lower Monte Carlo.

Contacts

Shared By:

Craig Fowler with improvements by Kristen Arendt and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 44 votes

#1

in Crown Trails

#143

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  4.5 from 44 votes
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#1

in Crown Trails

#55

in Colorado

#143

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Photos

Skimming Berms
Jun 12, 2019 near El Jebel, CO
One of the main decorations that you'll find along Christmas Tree.
Apr 23, 2014 near Carbondale, CO
Entrance to Father of Ginormous.
Oct 27, 2017 near El Jebel, CO

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Sep 6, 2020
Kayleen Castelli
May 17, 2020
Eric Harrill
2.4mi
Jul 11, 2019
Tobias Sanchez
Ate shit 2 times in the last 100' of trail. Worth it
Jun 19, 2019
Klinton Wheeler
Jun 16, 2019
Arthur Fabert
Jun 8, 2019
Phil Harrison
Sep 30, 2018
Peter Ericson
7mi
Sep 29, 2018
Cory Clark
Cut into the last section of this trail off south porcupine trail. Gnarly burns, jumps and flows nicely. looking to hit the whole trail tomrrow. 0.9mi