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blueBlack Whipple Main Route (6031)

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 308' 94 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 8,233' 2,509 m
Low: 7,926' 2,416 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Trail shared by D L with improvements by Jeff Welch

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

D L

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

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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