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Whipple Main Route (6031)

 3.3 (4)

0.8 Miles 1.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

308' 94 m

Ascent

-1' -0 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

8,233' 2,509 m

High

7,926' 2,416 m

Low

Shared By D L

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All Clear 26 days ago

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A short, steep, and (kind of) sweet connection from Buena Vista to the Midland Railroad grade.

D L

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Be kind and courteous and always a good ambassador for our sport: there are a lot of hikers in the Whipple Trail network.

Description

Buena Vista is a great destination for mountain biking, and the trails just northeast of town stay dry and rideable practically year-round. It's hard to find a destination in Colorado that is more scenic!

From the gravel lot at River Park, cross the pedestrian bridge, and pedal south along the river, passing a steep predominantly hiking trail on the left to a switchback/junction. Climb left, passing an unsigned junction with the Steep Shortcut on the left. From this point up, the trail becomes a fitness test to the railroad grade. The trail is not long, but it is an ass-kicker. Pucker up, buttercup!

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