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Silky Johnson

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (8)

A downhill pump track, with perfectly-flowing berms, rollers, and small table-tops.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Singletrack

9,151' 2,789 m

High

8,339' 2,542 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

812' 248 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This trail flows so perfectly you may not put in one pedal stroke all the way down. The fun starts right away with some berms and a trio of tabletops, some more berms, another table, followed by some flat out, kinda rough left-right sweepers.

After the tunnel, the berms get tight and the trail is pretty flat, but you start picking up more speed than you'd think as you cross the open ski run. A tight, fun, left-right chicane leads you back into the trees for more rollers and berms. When you get to the fire road, there is an option to take the first left into some steeper, very sandy berms that are fun to get wild in, or get some speed down the fire road to hit a hip jump off to the right side right at the merger with Loosey/Moga's Mile (watch for riders coming down from your right side as you approach the hip).

If you hit the hip, you can hook a fast left over some choppy rocks and sand to connect back to Silky, or stay straight to meet up with the bottom of Moga's (meh). The traverse after the long right-hander is more natural, and often loose, but fast and fun.

After crossing the open meadow again, the berms tighten up again, with a couple of small jumps that you can over-jump if you're going flat out. The speeds pick up again across the meadow with a small bridge, where Moga's Mile joins again. Take care on the left-hander before the road crossing, I've seen resort staff in vehicles driving through there. The berms after the road crossing are fun, followed by some small jumps and a fast left-hander.

Across the meadow, into a long right, there are some jumps, then the trail splits for the last time. If you stay straight, it's a fast blast over some rollers into the bottom section of berms out in the open. If you hook a left, it leads into some nice jumps and then rejoins for the final berms. Then get on the lift and do it again!

Contacts

Land Manager: Granby Ranch

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Nathan Pittenger

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 8 votes

#4

in Granby Ranch

#8662

Overall
  3.9 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#4

in Granby Ranch

#884

in Colorado

#8,662

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Great views of Granby Ranch after climbing up Natures Way Trail. It's an easy climb so don't worry about taking the lift.
Jun 24, 2016 near Granby, CO
The berms on Silky Johnson are buffed and ready to be railed.
Jan 27, 2017 near Granby, CO

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Aug 29, 2020
Michael Blanchard
1.4mi
Aug 30, 2018
Corey B
Lots of chatter and kind of awkward Not sure why the other trails on this side are not on here but "Bee Line" "Mogas Mile" and "Loosey" are similar 2.8mi
Jul 28, 2018
Katie Purdy
Jun 23, 2018
Benjamin Miller
Jun 16, 2018
Mason R
Berms were loose and full of sand. Granby's trail maintenance is lacking. Would be a lot more fun if properly maintained
May 17, 2018
Preston Dennis
Sep 29, 2017
Seth Gebel
Jul 23, 2017
Alyssa Walker