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Saddle Trail East #842

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 3.3 (13)

A steep and fun trail with multiple opportunities for speed.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Singletrack

6,865' 2,093 m

High

6,196' 1,889 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

669' 204 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Description

From the end of Saddle Trail West #841, #842 whips east heading through open grassland land burned in the Lefthand Fire. This stark landscape provides the perfect backdrop to this fun trail. As it descends, Trail #842 works its way into more dense forest, all the while providing riders with multiple technical spots; all of which are rideable.

As the trees thicken, the grade steepens. From here, the trail provides a straight shot to its terminus, but not without throwing a few more rock gardens your way.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson with improvements by Richard Hackett

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 13 votes

#15001

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  3.3 from 13 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1,338

in Colorado

#15,001

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Photos

Getting rowdy high above Boulder.
Feb 11, 2018 near Niwot, CO
Steeper than it looks. Trust me.
Feb 11, 2018 near Niwot, CO
Ripping singletrack at Lefthand OHV.
Feb 11, 2018 near Niwot, CO
A fun descent through an old burn area.
Apr 17, 2017 near Niwot, CO
Riding in the barren landscape on Trail #842 is surreal.
Apr 16, 2017 near Niwot, CO
The singletrack here is narrow and deep; don't ride out of the rut!
Apr 16, 2017 near Niwot, CO

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Jan 20, 2020
Clare Liu
Jul 27, 2019
Barb G
The ruts on this trail have become very deep
Oct 6, 2018
Tai Koester
0.8mi
Sep 17, 2017
Patrick Burns
This is actually a good - if short - DH run. Nothing technical but steep and in your face, with lots of flat corners that keep you on the brakes, ...
May 24, 2017
Josh Dulberger