Ice Caves Ride
ElevationAscent: 626' 191 m
Descent: -626' -191 m
High: 2,562' 781 m
Low: 2,218' 676 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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“A short, quick, out-and-back ride from Magpie Campground with a lot of scenery and wildlife.”— Adam Eyman
Nearing the end, you'll experience some epic views as you climb your way back to the Ice Caves. Be careful of rattlesnakes in this part as they are prevalent. Also watch out for the short-horned lizards, which are also everywhere; try not to run the little guys over as they are pretty slow.
From Grassy Butte, head north on Main St. or US-85, until you hit Beicegel Creek Road (Hwy 50). Turn left on Hwy 50, which is the only paved road around. Take that west, until you get to Scairt Woman Rd., turn left and go south eight and a quarter miles.
The road goes into a "Y" about seven miles in, stay to the right on Road 806. Take a right at these coordinates 47.323536, -103.387676 and this road goes to the trailhead with a sign. There are no signs at all for the Ice Caves until you are at the trailhead.
The dog and I did this trail 3/30/2016 and it was in very good shape. A good amount of ascent and descent with some technical spots, but nothing too bad. This is a perfect ride for a beginner, with a little over 10.5 miles for the out-and-back.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: USFS - Dakota Prairie Grasslands