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South Mount Elbert Trail #1481

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Trail

4.9 mile 7.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,895' 1,187 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 14,418' 4,395 m
Low: 10,523' 3,208 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)

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This trail is in the process of being rebuilt, so hopefully there will be less hike-a-bike in the future!

Tyler Vaughan

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Description

This trail starts with a moderately steep, but smooth ascent through aspen and spruce. At treeline, the trail gains some stairs, but still remains mostly rideable. At around the three-mile and 12,400-ft mark, the trail gets much steeper and becomes mostly unrideable to the summit.

Be prepared to hike your bike through loose scree for the last 2,000 ft up. Going down the trail is 99% rideable, but expect very hot brakes!

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Aug 20, 2019
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Aug 15, 2017
Alec Ferguson

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#425

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#425

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Pushing up at around 13,000'
Sep 24, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Looking up at the summit about a mile away
Sep 24, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO

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