ElevationAscent: 8' 2 m
Descent: -2,699' -823 m
High: 10,657' 3,248 m
Low: 7,966' 2,428 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
Current trail conditions
Popular rides nearby
Aspen FIFTY - 2018 Course
48.2 mi 77.5 km • Loop • 5,844 ft Ascent 1781.37 m Ascent
Singletrack Aspen, CO( 3 )
Aspen Snowmass Mega Loop
59.9 mi 96.4 km • Loop • 8,190 ft Ascent 2496.28 m Ascent
Singletrack Aspen, CO( 2 )
Aspen Fat Bike Loop
6.1 mi 9.8 km • Point to Point • 430 ft Ascent 131.04 m Ascent
Singletrack Aspen, CO( 1 )
2019 Power of Four Mountain Bike Race
28.7 mi 46.2 km • Loop • 4,312 ft Ascent 1314.35 m Ascent
Singletrack Snowmass Village, CO( 1 )
Power of Four
36.6 mi 58.9 km • Point to Point • 8,275 ft Ascent 2522.37 m Ascent
Singletrack Snowmass Village, CO( 3 )
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“A steep and exhilarating singletrack down the ski terrain of Aspen Mountain.”— Mike Pritchard
While the trail is extremely steep at times with challenging tight & eroded switchbacks to negotiate, you'll find good smooth traverses between the trails. The trail is mostly dirt with some roots. You'll drop through some dark timber and mostly aspen groves on your way to the steep Spar Gulch road. Spar Gulch is really a fall line ski trail more than a road, watch your speed and make sure your brakes are ready for some extreme usage on this route.
The trail is a combination of historic mining bench cut roads, newer singletrack, and the aforementioned ski trail/road. There is no signage to help you follow the route from top to bottom, but you can refer to this MTB Project map to help you stay on track.
This trail is most often used during the annual Power of Four mountain bike race, but was also a racer favorite when used as part of a stage during the 2015 Big Mountain Enduro. Expect this one to be a part of 2016's Enduro World Series during stop #5 in Aspen/Snowmass.
Local Club: Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association
Land Manager: USFS - White River National Forest Office
May 16, 2019: Forest Service approves Wolf Creek Storage Wells project