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Argentine North Fork Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (7)

A meandering, forested singletrack alternative to the fire road.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Singletrack

11,543' 3,518 m

High

10,943' 3,335 m

Low

600' 183 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Description

This singletrack alternative to the fire road through the ski resort can be used as a starting point for the Lenawee Trail. This isn't the fastest way up the mountain - this trail takes its time winding through shaded forest next to a creek. At some points it follows along near the fire road, and crosses it several times. If you just want the fastest way up the mountain, take the fire road. But I prefer this trail, since it provides a much nicer start to the ride than an access road. On hot days, this trail offers significantly more shade than the fire road.

Park in the main parking lot of A-Basin, by the main lodge. Ride up the fire road behind the Black Mountain Express lift to the first switchback, where the trail begins at a well marked sign post. The trail climbs 1.7 miles up to the Black Mountain Lodge. You'll still have a lot of steep climbing on the fire road from that point to get to the Lenawee Trail, but at least you had a nice shaded singletrack to start with.

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Matt Hawkins

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  3.7 from 7 votes

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High berms through the switchbacks
Sep 25, 2019 near Keystone, CO
The trail goes over this bridge and follows this creek.
Jul 16, 2016 near Keystone, CO
Signpost at the start of the trail.
Jul 16, 2016 near Keystone, CO

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Aug 1, 2020
Chris JD
I really enjoyed this trail. A good alternative to the road. I combined this with upper argentine to reach the summit. 3.4mi — 0h 46m
Sep 27, 2019
Justin Ryder
Aug 24, 2019
J. Surette