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Sarlacc

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

10.1 mile 16.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,686' 514 m
Descent: -907' -276 m
High: 6,631' 2,021 m
Low: 5,473' 1,668 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Josh Winer

This trail provides great views and some high altitude exposure riding in the 18 Road region.

Josh Winer

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Open 5/1 to 11/30.

Description

This trail can be ridden in either direction.

There are two access points off of Coal Creek Canyon / Edge Loop. The first (West) access starts with a grueling climb (read: hike). To bypass this climb, continue on the Edge Loop until you get to the second clearly marked trail access.

The ride has no sustained climbs, but does gain elevation east to west and drops west to east. There are no sustained steep climbs, but a number of punchy short climbs, tight turns, sandy washes, and areas of technical/rocky terrain. If riding from the east access on the Edge Loop, I recommend riding to the lookout before the extremely steep/loose descent (descending the grueling climb mentioned earlier) and flip it back west to east, finishing with a long descent down Coal Creek Canyon / Edge Loop.

If riding the Edge loop (clockwise), this offers a nice detour of singletrack (and, of course, that grueling climb).

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Oct 26, 2019
Ryan Wolffe
Parked near West gate & rode Edge Loop to East gate then rode Sarlacc East to West. Really liked this as we got to bomb the downhill to car instead. 15.8mi — 2h 15m
Jul 6, 2019
Patrick Roenicke
It's sandy. But, unless you haven't been paying attention, it's named for a movie where the Sarlaac pit is basically a giant sand pit. Don't make… 28mi — 3h 05m
Jun 1, 2019
Phil Harrison
May 18, 2019
Corey Lamothe
May 18, 2019
Schuyler Peck
Oct 20, 2018
Jenn Mosier
Oct 13, 2018
Sarah Lewis
May 21, 2018
Josh A
A nice big climb to start off, then a pretty cool trail with awesome views!

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  4.2 from 24 votes

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#131

in Colorado

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Photos

Initial climb out of the maw of the Sarlacc is a two-track reverting to singletrack and it's almost there.
Oct 24, 2016 near Fruita, CO
Trail east to west
Aug 27, 2017 near Fruita, CO
Epic views along Sarlacc. From the overlook at the west end the rest of the 18 Rd trail system can be seen.
Sep 19, 2016 near Fruita, CO

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