Bulldog Trail (504)
ElevationAscent: 146' 44 m
Descent: -1,207' -368 m
High: 8,136' 2,480 m
Low: 6,953' 2,119 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“An enjoyable downhill romp that alternates between fast, smooth descending and maddeningly big ruts.”— Megan W
Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed
The Bulldog Trail (also called 504) branches off the 0084 fire road and heads south. The descent is gentle at first, passing through wooded sections and occasional pretty aspen groves. Substantial erosion has gouged some biker-eating troughs in this trail. When not negotiating these tricky spots, the trail becomes more mellow and enjoyable, dropping at a steady gradient. The smoother sections are speedy and it is easy to lapse into a trance-like state as you whip through the dense forest.
Although there are fewer turn-offs and confusing trail junctions on this trail than others in this area, towards the bottom you need to be careful to stay on the right track. Some paths dead-end in campsites and others send you into the wrong drainage.
A final short climb at the end brings you back to civilization with a bit of a view before the trail terminates at Alkali Pt. Road.
Fall colors are pretty here, but be sure to wear orange during hunting season as this area is popular with motorized hunting parties.