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Doctor Park #424

Difficult

Trail

17.2 mile 27.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,527' 1,075 m
Descent: -2,338' -713 m
High: 11,624' 3,543 m
Low: 9,567' 2,916 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

A rowdy and ever-changing trail.

Leslie Kehmeier

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Closed until the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend for Big Horn Sheep habitat.

Description

This trail is a section of the Gunnison Spur of the Colorado Trail: The Entire MTB Route. It provides two-wheeled travelers with some great technical riding all the way from Taylor Park to the North Bank Campground along the Taylor River.

From the get-go, the trail climbs from ~9,500' to ~10,500' on tightly forested terrain. Keep your wits about you, this section is very steep and will most likely be very rutted from moto traffic.

Once you've reached 10.5k', the trail generally contours through dense pine forest, then hits another brutal climb. This time around a peak just north of Matchless Mountain.

From here, the trail descends into intermittent tree-covered meadows, then rolls over USFS Rd 748B, passing Matchless along the way.

Continue due south through around an epic meadow and continue contouring. From here, you'll begin a very steep descent into Ute Gulch, which leads you to an epicly steep climb, just south of South Matchless Peak. From here, the trail descends into the beautiful Doctor Park.

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Girls Peaked Out, the sign for the bonus track seen in background from this point all down hill
Apr 4, 2013 near Crested…, CO

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