ElevationAscent: 2,966' 904 m
Descent: -2,947' -898 m
High: 6,302' 1,921 m
Low: 5,052' 1,540 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“This loop allows fit riders to do the classic Sidewinder Trail without a shuttle.”— Garry Baker
From this trailhead, ride 1/4 mile back (west) to Peach Valley Rd. Go right, and follow Peach Valley Rd. north about 14.5 miles. Although there are a few short climbs at the start, it's a nice mostly downhill spin. Wear warm layers if it's cold. At 14.5 miles, take a right onto the paved 2200 Rd. Go about a mile, then take a right onto H75 (dirt).
It's only 3 miles to the north Sidewinder Trailhead, but this slightly uphill road might be the crux of the entire ride, at least psychologically. At the north Sidewinder Trail trailhead, shed your layers and get ready for 19 miles of technical singletrack bliss.
At the end of Sidewinder, continue on a short section of Sunset Rocks Trail to Eagle Valley Trail. This is a truly unique little canyon chute that narrows to a single bike width towards the bottom. The trail ends right where you parked.
From north to south, many roads connect to Sidewinder Trail: H75 Rd., Ute Rd., Dinosaur Rd., Duncan Rd., Bobcat, Wave Rd., and Eagle Road. All of these connect to the Peach Valley/2200 Rd. route to allow shorter loops.
Land Manager: BLM Colorado - Uncompahgre Field Office