MTB Project Logo

Argentine Central Railroad Grade (ACRG)

 4.0 (4)

13.3 Miles 21.4 Kilometers


Doubletrack

3,982' 1,214 m

Ascent

-84' -26 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

13,069' 3,984 m

High

9,171' 2,795 m

Low

Shared By Shaun Johnson

Conditions


All Clear 42 days ago
Dry - Expect a slightly more difficult climb due to loose rock once you pass the road to Waldorf Mine. Amazing views and a hand-numbing descent. History

Getting forecast...

Head up McClellan Mountain on this sustained doubletrack climb.

Shaun Johnson

Dogs Off-leash

Features -none-

Description

The bottom of the Argentine Central Railroad Grade begins at a closed gate that keeps vehicles off. There are many offshoot trails on the climb up, but the trail is clearly marked with signs.

You'll pass by a few old mining sites along the way and most likely will hear the train whistle of the Georgetown loop railroad. Climb for 3.0 miles until you reach Pavilion Point. At Pavilion Point, you'll see the remnants of an old chimney. There are also some fantastic views of Silver Plume and the Georgetown loop railroad.

From Pavilion Point, the road now becomes a doubletrack jeep trail. Continue down the road 0.8 miles until you run into the Leavenworth Creek Road. The ACRG will continue for many more miles up the steady road to reach McClellan Mountain. Rideers looking for a shorter and easier loop could turn left and ride down to the pavement to complete a counter-clockwise loop through Georgetown and back to the parking area.

Otherwise, keep following the Argentine Central Railroad Grade all the way up the 4x4 road.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Sep 9, 2018
Nolan van Harte
28mi
Aug 13, 2018
Brandon Todd
9mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 4 votes

#2

in Georgetown

#6260

Overall
  4.0 from 4 votes
5 Star
25%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#2

in Georgetown

#687

in Colorado

#6,260

Overall
146 Views Last Month
965 Since Aug 15, 2017
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
25%
50%
25%
0%
0%
Don't bother with this one on the weekends -- there are quite a few vehicles on McClellan Mt Rd, and today there were a lot of people shooting off guns. Sep 3, 2017
Just rode up on Memorial Day weekend and had a great ride. Saw a few people driving but all were nice enough to pull to the side and let us ride by. This was my 4th time up there over the past few years and my husband and I loved it! May 31, 2018

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter