Moby #737

 1 vote

2.0 Miles 3.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

69' 21 m

Ascent

-481' -147 m

Descent

6,868' 2,093 m

High

6,435' 1,961 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Unknown

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A great and scenic trail traversing the side of Mt. Francis and dropping down to Aspen Creek.

Charlie Glasel

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Description

This trail is a great alternative to the Aspen Creek Trail #48. The split off East Copper Trail #260 is not marked but gets enough use that it's easy to find. If descending Trail #260, Moby splits off just after the first righthand turn.

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.

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