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Winter Park Enduro Stage

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A technical XC climb that leads to a stage of the Big Mountain Enduro, followed by some singletrack back to the resort.


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9.4

Miles

15.1

KM

75%

Singletrack

9,973' 3,040 m

High

8,961' 2,731 m

Low

1,211' 369 m

Up

1,213' 370 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Overview

Rocky, rooty, twisty climb that rewards you with some views of the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Those views let you know that you are about to start one of the BME stages down some fast and loose, rocky terrain.

After you have white-knuckled your way down, begin the ascending mellow traverse back to where you came.

Need to Know

Parking is free in the covered structure. Many cafes and restaurants in the area, as well as bike shops if you need a rental or a tune up. Winter Park Resort has a host of activities for the family if you need to blast a hot lap.

Description

Start in the covered parking structure (free in the summer) at Winter Park Resort. Meander through the base area and warm up the legs by climbing Turnpike, turn right at the junction to follow the covered aqueduct on Tunnel Hill road.

Turn left onto Upper Cherokee, if the road starts to climb you have gone too far. Turn right onto Lower Arapahoe (if you make it to Green World you've gone too far) and start the technical, twisty ascent. Lower Arapahoe eventually becomes Upper Arapahoe, and keep your eyes to the right for the turn onto Eye to Eye. This section of Eye to Eye goes up and down, with lots of rocks to try to make it over.

This will spit you onto Tunnel Hill Road and you should go straight over the road to rejoin Eye to Eye. The road marks the start of the Enduro stage. Don't let the start fool you, it only gets steeper, faster and looser as your body gets more and more tired.

Turn right onto Ice Hill. When you hit the railroad tracks, that is where the timed segment ends. Follow the railroad tracks and stay left on Serenity to climb all the way back to Winter Park Resort. Stay on Serenity bearing left at the junction with Tunnel Hill Trail and you'll end up on the Road to Nowhere and sprint back to the base on the finishing straight of the US National XC course.

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Shared By:

Tom Gulden

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Sending Serenity
Jun 25, 2020 near Winter…, CO
Crankworx action!
Apr 1, 2015 near Winter…, CO
Taking a break and enjoying the views of the valley
Jun 25, 2020 near Winter…, CO
Serenity on Serenity!
Sep 29, 2014 near Winter…, CO
Looking northeast. This is the good part.
Aug 28, 2019 near Winter…, CO

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