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blue Royal Gorge Tour

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Trail

11.6 mile 18.6 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,161' 354 m
Descent: -1,160' -354 m
High: 7,108' 2,167 m
Low: 6,527' 1,989 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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A nice tour of the trail network north of the Royal Gorge with awesome flow and some tech.

Michael Silver

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Overview

On this ride you'll get views of the Royal Gorge and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, as well as views of Pikes Peak to the north.

Need to Know

These trails are open to foot traffic as well as bikes. Please ride with caution and be respectful of other users.

Description

The ride starts off County Road 3a at a picnic area. There is a bathroom to change in and ample room at the parking area to stage your start.

Take the Canyon Rim Trail heading east. This is a steady easy climb with a few sandstone features to ride over. Turn right on Far Out then a right onto Le View. You can take in the view of the gorge and Sangre de Cristo Range from here. Continue on FAR Out to Summit Trail, an out-and-back climb to the top of Fremont Peak followed by a nice descent.

You'll rejoin FAR Out, staying to the right this will take you to Cañon Vista and eventually S'mores. S'mores loops around the campground. When you reach County Rd F30 at the northwest side of the campground, cross it to take Dark Side of the Moon. There is a slot drop over a granite rock which is technical and fun; stay to the right coming off the drop to flow onto the trail. This is one of the most fun trails in the park with awesome downhill flow through a recent burn area.
Loop back to the campground on TBD and then S'mores with a climb. When you reach the parking area for the campground head west on Canyon Rim Trail to head back to your car. This is a gradual down hill with intermediate tech; it's a nice way to round out the ride.

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Contacts

Land Manager: City of Canon City

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Jun 21, 2019
Matt Carrigan
didn't do back part which looked sick along the ridge
Jun 17, 2019
Chris W
May 29, 2019
Ed Young
10mi
May 26, 2019
Cara Hubbell
With Zac, Josh, Kate, and Shannon. Rode Dreamweaver instead of Maze. So fun!! 8.4mi — 1h 58m
May 25, 2019
David Andrus
Mar 25, 2019
todd saulters
Mar 23, 2019
Trevor Steffensen
Mar 23, 2019
Charlie McGarity
First ride of the season! 12.5mi — 2h 05m

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