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Mt. Lowe Road

Intermediate

Trail

9.0 mile 14.4 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,273' 998 m
Descent: -245' -75 m
High: 5,289' 1,612 m
Low: 2,091' 637 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Alex Fore

A fire road that leads to awesome singletrack descents.

Alex Fore

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Description

This fire road provides the means to climb up to many awesome singletrack descents. You can get off near Inspiration Point to go down Middle Sam Merrill Trail, or continue upwards to Mt. Lowe East Trail. You can string together an epic day in the front range using this fire road. The Lower section of road is paved, once past Mount Lowe Railway Trail it is dirt.

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May 4, 2019
William Lee
Not much shade, so bring plenty of sunscreen. 17.2mi — 2h 50m
Dec 29, 2018
Tony Ago
4mi
Dec 27, 2018
John Gump
climb Lowe, come down Sam Merrill and Sunset Ridge. 18mi
Sep 29, 2018
Chris Svensson
Dec 20, 2017
Ed Th
18mi
Mar 10, 2017
Alex Johnson
Oct 23, 2016
Patrick Csongei
8.5mi — 2h 00m
Feb 28, 2016
Alex Johnson
just a connector road.

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 13 votes

#5

in Arroyo Seco

#15514

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  2.9 from 13 votes
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Trail Rankings

#5

in Arroyo Seco

#1,248

in California

#15,514

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Photos

It's called sunset for a reason.
Dec 23, 2015 near Altadena, CA
Pushing up in the snow
Feb 25, 2019 near Altadena, CA
Pic from Mountain Bike Action Magazine showing Gary Fisher hitting this trail back in 1991.
Feb 11, 2016 near Altadena, CA
A steep climb up with an awesome and rewarding singletrack down!
Jun 23, 2016 near Altadena, CA
The ride starts here!
Mar 16, 2016 near Altadena, CA
Top of Sunset Ridge, ready to drop into the singletrack after the initial climb
Jul 10, 2018 near Altadena, CA

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