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Lightning Bug

Intermediate
 4.9 (34)

Downhill only flow and jump trail with rollers, hips, tables, and step-ups.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Singletrack

6,466' 1,971 m

High

6,028' 1,837 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

438' 134 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

No uphill traffic! Winter closure dates are being determined. Please do not ride when muddy!

Description

Feature-filled fun on a very bike optimized descent from the upper parking lot down to a mid-point of Tramway Trail, and then further yet to a finish lower down on Tramway. All features are rollable, but very much designed for big air at speed, so follow the signage directions to "pre-ride, re-ride, free-ride" before you go big on this trail.

In fact, the many jumps are well sculpted, and provide good training ground with the tabletops and step-up jump features. The larger double rollers require proper technique and real speed to hit the best sweet spot landing zones.

This trail is designed to be intermediate level and welcoming to a wide range of riders, but those new to bike park style trails may find it more challenging than a typical intermediate cross country style trail. If the features are too much, you can select to continue descending on the parallel, and much easier, Tramway Trail from the mid-point where the trails meet up at an intersection.

While most riders will climb Tramway Trail before descending this trail, you can also shuttle the trail between upper and lower parking lots if you have a couple cars.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mike Pritchard with improvements by Taz Brown

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  4.9 from 34 votes

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  4.9 from 34 votes
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Photos

Launching off the lip at the end of a berm on Lightning Bug, looking south, up the canyon.
May 23, 2018 near Glenwoo…, CO
Airing out a roller on Lighting Bug, looking north, down the canyon.
May 23, 2018 near Glenwoo…, CO
Dropping in to berms #3 and #4 on Lighting Bug
May 23, 2018 near Glenwoo…, CO
Looking north from Tramway Trail towards the Flattops.
May 23, 2018 near Glenwoo…, CO
Top of Tramway, beginning of Lightning Bug
May 18, 2018 near Glenwoo…, CO

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Jun 14, 2020
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Apr 25, 2020
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Seth Hooker
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Jun 30, 2018
Geoff Keller
Jun 26, 2018
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