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Whipple Main Route (6031)

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.4 (8)

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

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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Singletrack

8,233' 2,509 m

High

7,926' 2,416 m

Low

308' 94 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

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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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D L with improvements by Jeff Welch

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 8 votes

#15930

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  3.4 from 8 votes
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#1,445

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#15,930

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Crossing the Arkansas looking south
Jul 16, 2013 near Buena V…, CO

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