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Leavenworth Creek Road #248.1

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.5 (6)

Head up McClellan Mountain on this sustained doubletrack climb.


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11.1

Miles

17.9

KM

Doubletrack

13,062' 3,981 m

High

9,520' 2,902 m

Low

3,542' 1,079 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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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.

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Shaun Johnson

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 6 votes

#4

in Georgetown

#15230

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#4

in Georgetown

#1,361

in Colorado

#15,230

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Summit view
Jul 10, 2015 near Georgetown, CO
At the base of the mine as you head up the last section.
Jul 10, 2016 near Georgetown, CO
mile 3.8
Jul 11, 2020 near Georgetown, CO
Mile 8 a few more to go...
Jul 11, 2020 near Georgetown, CO
What a view !! well worth the 3h up hill
Jul 11, 2020 near Georgetown, CO

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Jul 11, 2020
Alain DeM
3h to the top, 1h30 to come down 23mi — 4h 30m
Aug 22, 2019
John Griffiths
Great on the rigid bikepacking setup on the way up, hard work for the hands, forearms and legs on the way back down. 2hr50m to the top, 1hr20m down. 26.5mi — 4h 10m
Aug 17, 2019
Ryan Posener
Top miles above the mile are tough - lots of baby heads. the descent is brutal on sore legs. 24.3mi — 3h 37m
Aug 10, 2019
Douglas Edmundson
Fantastic scenery. Cold and rainy on the way down. 26mi — 4h 05m
Oct 27, 2018
Jason Zerbe
dry and snowy, no mud! 3mi
Sep 9, 2018
Nolan van Harte
28mi
Aug 13, 2018
Brandon Todd
9mi