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Charleau Gap Rd

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18.7 Miles 30.1 Kilometers


Doubletrack

3,793' 1,156 m

Ascent

-2,361' -720 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

5,064' 1,544 m

High

3,142' 958 m

Low

Shared By Hillary Mathis

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All Clear 49 days ago
it's the perfect time to ride this trail, its in great shape History

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2 hours of pain for 20 minutes of fun.

Hillary Mathis

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This isnt so much a trail as it is a jeep road, but it makes for some serious climbing practice. It is easy to follow as it is a 4x4/ATV road. Dont let the name "road" fool you. It is filled with tough sections of loose climbing, riding over river rock and even a bit of hike-a-bike if you are unlucky enough to spin out on some sections. A few spots of slick rock are a welcome sight among a lot of loose dirt and rock. The downhill makes it all worth it if you like to go fast and test your technical ability all at the same time.

This ride can be done as a 12 mile out and back starting from the Charleau Gap parking area on Lago del Oro and riding up to the Gap (or further if you wish, but the gap is a good turn around point) You can also use the Charleau Gap Rd downhill as a finish to a ride starting at Golder Ranch, coming up through 50 year, and across on Cherry Tank to Charleau. If parked at Golder Ranch you'll have to take Lago del Oro Parkway south down to Golder Ranch Rd and climb east up to the car.

This is an open active off road vehicle road. Watch out for jeeps and ATV's when flying down the road.

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Dec 2, 2018
Stone N
This is amongst the best Jeep roads I have ever ridden, rideable all the way, but also challenging. And if you are more of a dh rider, you can pro…

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in Golder Ranch

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If you have got some demand for downhill, this is pretty top notch. Lots of drops and heavy speed to be had while skating the edge of recklessness. Going up this is pure torture. Apr 5, 2015

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