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A primitive road with some very steep portions, as well as great views of Mount Sopris and the Thompson Divide area.


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4.8

Miles

7.8

KM

Doubletrack

8,321' 2,536 m

High

7,233' 2,204 m

Low

1,307' 398 m

Up

1,042' 318 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

Closed to bikes during the winter, Dec. 1 to April 15.

Description

This seldom-used jeep road provides access to the North Thompson / Barber Gulch BLM area south of the Lorax Trail. The southern portion is super steep so plan on plenty of pushing if you're heading up the mountain or wearing out some brake pads on the flight down. The northern portion is also sees infrequent use, but is a good option to create a lollipop loop with the southern end of Lorax Trail. Roll up & down far north half of 8275, with three steep climbs to arrive at far south end of Lorax Trail.

The higher elevation part of this road has some serious Mount Sopris views, not to mention incredible views of the mountainous Thompson Divide area. All of the riding is full-on adventure style that is more about the views and the place than the quality of the route. Some might be able to ride every inch of the northern part of a climb, but most will find a few short hike-a-bike portions when climbing.

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Shared By:

Mike Pritchard

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Climbing south on 8275, Mount Sopris peaking up on your left.
Jun 8, 2021 near Carbondale, CO

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