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A dirt road access climb to the top of Elk Camp on Snowmass.


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Doubletrack

11,342' 3,457 m

High

10,006' 3,050 m

Low

1,336' 407 m

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Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

This summer work road, best accessed from the Expresso Trail, provides access to the incredible views at the top of Elk Camp, including the Maroon Bells. Of course, a majority of riders will instead hope to ride the Elk Camp Chairlift as part of access to the Snowmass Bike Park downhill trail system, including the Vapor Trail.

This dirt road climb is included here in part because it's used during the Power of Four mountain bike race. On the lower slopes, the grade is mostly reasonable with a couple short flat spots. The road gets steeper and has increasing amounts of loose rock as it approaches the top.

Not recommended for downhill use.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mike Pritchard with improvements by Snowmass Trail Rangers

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Creek crossing on Power of 4.
Apr 10, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
Fast Flow and Sendy Jumps
Dec 4, 2020 near Snowmas…, CO
Tight turn
Aug 16, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO
Rock garden
Aug 16, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO

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