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Matilda's Alpine Loop

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 4.2 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A technical high alpine loop with great scenery around Brown's Peak.


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11.7

Miles

18.9

KM

100%

Singletrack

11,026' 3,361 m

High

10,564' 3,220 m

Low

1,238' 377 m

Up

1,235' 377 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Inaccessible from September until July because of snow.

Overview

A technical high alpine loop with great scenery of the surrounding mountains and lakes.

Description

To access this ride, start from Brooklyn Lake. Head west on the Lost Lake Trail #395 until the Gap Lake Trail #108. This portion has fantastic scenery and is extremely technical but does not require much (or any) walking.

From here, ride north on the Gap Lake Trail #108. This portion is, again, very scenic but unfortunately requires quite a bit of walking. Now head south and east on the Sheep Lake Trail #389 until it connects back to Brooklyn Lake.

From here on out, the riding is much easier. To extend the route, link up with the North Fork Trail, Libby Flats Loop, or US-130.

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P. Moon

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 9 votes

#1

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#1804

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#26

in Wyoming

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Gap Lake, Medicine Bow, WY.
Aug 27, 2016 near Centennial, WY
Coming down from the gap.
Sep 26, 2015 near Centennial, WY
Sandy Lake, Medicine Bow, WY.
Aug 27, 2016 near Centennial, WY
North Twin Lake from Sheep Lake Trail (389) just after crossing the inlet trail.
Aug 24, 2016 near Centennial, WY
One of the larger pot hole lakes along the trail.
Aug 24, 2016 near Centennial, WY

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Aug 22, 2020
John Griffiths
Would be better to hike the first 4 to 5 miles without your bike and then head back the way you came. — 3h 15m
Aug 1, 2020
Mitch Braun
Yes, it's technical... but worth it. For those who long for the days of old school, primitive singletrack, this is it. Views, rocks and fun! 11.6mi — 4h 00m
Jul 21, 2018
Jon.Somerset Somerset
fun ride 12mi
Aug 13, 2017
daron topel