ElevationAscent: 69' 21 m
Descent: -481' -147 m
High: 6,868' 2,093 m
Low: 6,435' 1,961 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“A great and scenic trail traversing the side of Mt. Francis and dropping down to Aspen Creek.”— Charlie Glasel
Starting from East Copper Trail #260, this is beautiful singletrack twisting through a lush Gambel Oak grove. Next comes some gentle climbing through pines before becoming a bit more exposed with some very expansive views. There are a few narrow spots, so watch your line.
About half a mile (maybe less) in, there is an unmarked intersection. Stay left or you'll find yourself on Aspen Creek Trail #48. After about 1 mile of twisting singletrack, the trail overlays some old abandoned mining/forest roads and the descent steepens. It is a fast rip downhill until you join the Aspen Creek Trail #48 just above the Copper Basin Road Trailhead.
Depending on one's appetite, you can drop down Aspen Creek Trail #48 to Copper Basin Road and take Cold Springs Trail #393 towards Thumb Butte, or go right and, after a short climb, have a fun, ripping descent on Wolverton Mountain Trail #9415 which will deposit you on White Spar Road. Still hungry for more? Take Trail 396 and 330, etc. The options are aplenty.