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Tramway Trail

 4.7 (13)

3.2 Miles 5.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

786' 240 m

Ascent

-13' -4 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

6,470' 1,972 m

High

5,697' 1,736 m

Low

Shared By Mike Pritchard

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A two-way, climbing focused trail that connects the lower and upper trailheads along the eastern slopes of South Canyon.

Mike Pritchard

Dogs No Dogs

Features -none-

Family Friendly Wide and smooth for most of its length, the trail can be shuttled from the upper trailhead for an easy descent.

Winter closure dates are being determined. Please do not ride when muddy!

Need to Know

As of May 2018, the bottom 200 yards of this trail is not yet constructed. A bridge will be installed summer 2018 to cross South Canyon Creek at start of trail. For now, a 2 ft. jump across the creek and 30 ft. of hike-a-bike will get you on to the new trail.

Description

Most riders will start and finish their ride in South Canyon at the lower end of this trail, near the Colorado River and I-70. The trail follows historic roads (converted to wide trail) along the lower and some upper portions, usually at easier grades. Occasional steeper grunts will challenge beginner riders. Above the lower exit of the (still under construction) descending-only Lightning Bug Trail, Tramway becomes more climbing focused, with less two-way traffic to look out for. With that in mind, downhill riders still need to yield to climbing traffic.

The views of South Canyon and the Flattops beyond increase as you climb through grassy slopes, scrub oak, and service berry terrain.

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Sep 14, 2018
Damon Roth
Aug 19, 2018
Andy Sever
Top of the trail not marked from the road, gate from old mine road is the access point on west side of road.
Jun 30, 2018
Geoff Keller
Jun 26, 2018
Isaac R.
3.2mi

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  4.7 from 13 votes

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Lindsey Sidener
Silt, CO
Lindsey Sidener   Silt, CO
A great climbing trail to get up to the descent for Lightning Bug. The trail is well-marked and great to practice your climbing endurance. Only saw one other group on a recent weeknight ride. Sep 11, 2018

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