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The Pony Express Loop follows a section of the Pony Express mail route through Emigrant Pass.


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10.5

Miles

17.0

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Singletrack

7,574' 2,309 m

High

6,263' 1,909 m

Low

1,447' 441 m

Up

1,472' 449 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Overview

A fun loop with some fast descents.

Description

The Pony Express Loop follows a section of the Pony Express mail route through Emigrant Pass. It is a good trail for all levels, although a few of the climbs may be hard for beginning cyclists. Much of the climbing can be avoided by starting your ride at Austin Summit. The loop begins in downtown Austin and climbs to Austin Summit. Your climbing effort will be rewarded. The trail heads north along a rocky two-track and through some grassy spring areas. A sharp left turn brings you on to the Pony Express route.Once the pass is reached, there is a good descent on are turn trail to Highway 50. This section can be very fast and fun. Watch for potential traffic and be prepared for the short, steep climb back to downtown.

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Shared By:

Spencer Whitman

Trail Ratings

  2.7 from 3 votes

#1

in Austin

#3892

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  2.7 from 3 votes
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#1

in Austin

#44

in Nevada

#3,892

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Nevada Hwy 50 - The Loneliest Road in America
Dec 14, 2017 near Austin, NV
Stokes Castle
Dec 14, 2017 near Austin, NV
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