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Karni Mata Loop

Intermediate
 4.3 (10)

A lollipop trail with some relatively easy climbing and relatively amazing views.


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Singletrack

7,387' 2,252 m

High

6,952' 2,119 m

Low

471' 144 m

Up

443' 135 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

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Description

From its start off of The Plagueround, this newly built (2017) trail descends on nice switchbacks to a bridge crossing. From there, the trail climbs at a mellow grade to the pop section of the lolli. From that intersection, you can go both ways, but it's recommended to ride this counterclockwise.

The first push on this climb is quite steep, but the going isn't too hard thanks to some very well-built switchbacks. Be sure not to stand too much while climbing, however, as the dirt here can be very loose. Finally, after climbing for ~400ft, the trail tops out at 7,400ft and shows awesome views of Courthouse Mountain, as well as the San Juans (like Mt. Sneffels).

From the top, the trail descends back to the pop intersection you already (obviously) encountered. This section of trail is built mostly in a drainage, and has a few very steep switchback turns that take you over roots. Let it rip here and make sure you don't let the loose dirt get the best of you.

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Tom Robson

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  4.3 from 10 votes

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  4.3 from 10 votes
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#463

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The views and riding won't disappoint!
Jun 21, 2017 near Ouray, CO

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Oct 12, 2019
Pamela Ruland
13mi — 2h 00m
Jul 9, 2019
Jarell
3.6mi
Jul 5, 2019
Steven Mattics
Jun 23, 2019
Karen Lutfey
Jun 17, 2019
Bob Montgomery
Watch out for a tree that bends into the trail. Your head will appreciate it
Jul 21, 2018
Bryan Wachs
May 27, 2018
Brent Vaalburg
Sep 30, 2017
Damon Roth
Kick ass fun downhill! Actually, the entire trail was fun.