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Tongue River Canyon Trail #002

 4 votes

8.9 Miles 14.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

397' 121 m

Ascent

-3,843' -1,171 m

Descent

7,659' 2,335 m

High

4,214' 1,284 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

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A colorful trail that descends between tall cliffs to end along the river.

Laine Parish

Overview

Do not bike this when muddy.

Description

Part of the Tongue River Shuttle route, you can access this trail off the Horse Creek Trail #159 as it shoots down into and through the canyon along Horse Creek. The western half is rarely accessed as it requires crossing the North Tongue River, which can be dangerous if not impossible.

The ride east from Horse Creek Trail #159 is surreal and steep. Squirm down it like a bucking cutthroat trout. Yeehaw! Near the end of the canyon includes some drop offs and some two-foot ledges to try and hop up. Falls might include rolling fifty feet into a whitewater river.

Lower parts of the trail include oodles of tourists. Check your speed. Give everyone else the right-of-way so bicyclists don't get banned from the trail.

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Oct 13, 2017
Shawn Smith
Super sweet trail. Fun and technical through the lower section. A little muddy in shady areas. Top section pretty haggard from cattle usage. 6.8mi

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Minor Issues 55 days ago
Some Mud - Last section on the uphill is pretty chewed up from cattle usage.
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Study the map carefully before attempting this ride! There a many cow trails everywhere and the main trail is not obvious and not well marked. I got off route several times on this ride and had to bushwhack, because I assumed that the trail would be easy to find. Beautiful scenery though! Aug 29, 2017

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