Monumental Jackpot of Descent
ElevationAscent: 3,121' 951 m
Descent: -6,015' -1,833 m
High: 8,045' 2,452 m
Low: 5,120' 1,561 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A beautiful, multi-day, fast-paced shuttle or supported descent.”— Aaron Camacho
Right before you reach South Fork Shoshone #512, you'll see the Shoshone Wildlife Ponds. Also, if you follow Oakley-Rogerson #500 (aka Magic Mountain Road) approximately four miles past the South Fork Shoshone #512, you can see the Hummingbird Sanctuary. The migratory birds show up mid-April and leave by mid-September.
Next, descend from FS Flats campground on F S Spring #538 to the Deadline Ridge #541 (turn left 400 yards before Pike Peak turn-off). Continue to the ATV trail Balsam Bench #506 and take it to the top of Deadline Ridge then ride north on service road Upper Deadline Ridge #647 until you reach Magic Mountain Road (Oakley-Rogerson #500). (Support vehicles can bypass the ATV trail by using the Magic Mountain Road (Oakley-Rogerson #500) and wait for the bikers at the "Deadline Ridge/Magic Mountain Road Junction").
Ride on Oakley-Rogerson #500 until you reach South Fork Shoshone #512 and turn left. Continue on South Fork Shoshone #512 until you reach Langford Flat #637. You'll pass many great camping locations and many beaver dams (beautiful section). From the start of Langford Flat #637 to where we camped, it's approximately a half mile. There are many great campsites along this road.
Day 2: Climb, cruise, and descend on Langford Flat #637 until you reach Shoshone Basin Road. Head south on Shoshone Basin Road into Nevada for a little over 10 miles to Basin Bottom Road (aka: the California Trail Backcountry Byway: Jackpot Branch). Follow this road west on the fast-paced road through the foothills of Gollaher Mountain until you reach HWY 93 where you can meet up with a dropped car or wait for your support vehicle.
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Land Manager: USFS - Sawtooth National Forest Office
Jul 11, 2019: Lake Cleveland and Twin Lakes Campgrounds are open
Jul 7, 2019: Stanley Lake Boat Ramp Opens for Business