Watchman Chicken Leg Burner
ElevationAscent: 2,288' 697 m
Descent: -2,280' -695 m
High: 4,728' 1,441 m
Low: 3,271' 997 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“Leg burning climbs with vertigo-inducing side-hill singletrack, joy!”— Mike Wees
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
The only real drawback to this route is a slightly loose rock section coming down Three Bears, although it is not a big deal for most riders.
Take the left fork to Watchman Trail and burn some more up to the Three Bears trail junction. Watchman Trail is steep near the beginning and end and then the remaining parts of the trail traverse open slopes and drainages. There is a slightly loose rock section coming down Three Bears.
After this, bomb down somewhat loose, rocky terrain to the top of Shane's Trail and take a right and bomb down some more flow to the next junction. From there you'll want to turn left to stay on Shane's Trail. Turn left again at the next junction to stay on Shane's Trail, up another burner.
Take a right at the next junction to eject you back out to Rocky Canyon Road and your awaiting vehicle. There's a ton of vertical in these 14 linear miles, making for a great ride!