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As the Raven Flies

Intermediate
 4.0 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

As the Raven Flies is a quick, exposed climb to awesome views leading to a fast, fun, and forested downhill!


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

75%

Singletrack

9,926' 3,025 m

High

9,302' 2,835 m

Low

649' 198 m

Up

632' 193 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Overview

Quick access from local Dillon Valley or Oro Grande Trail. Rewarding views during the climb right before some even more rewarding downhill. A great lunch loop, before breakfast loop, or anytime of the day loop, really.

Description

Start off going south on Oro Grande Trail doubletrack before taking Tenderfoot Trail up and to the left. Follow this steady climb up 1.2 miles and enjoy views of Lake Dillon Reservoir and Summit County as you go. Not much protection from the sun as you climb incentivizes you to make this section at a decent pace.

Once on top, pass through a wooden gate and go left to a great downhill section of Tenderfoot Mountain Trail. Starting in a shady lodgepole forest, this section winds down the north side of Tenderfoot Mountain with great flow and pace through aspens as you near the bottom.

Meet up with the Forest Service road and head left back to your car or take a right and connect to trails further up Straight Creek.

This is a great loop if you want a quick taste of Tenderfoot Mountain!

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J Williams

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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Photos

Views from Tenderfoot Mtn Trail
Oct 18, 2020 near Dillon, CO
Breathtaking views of Dillon Reservoir and the Ten Mile Range from Oro Grande Trail
Sep 15, 2014 near Silvert…, CO
End of rideable trail, hike a bike the rest
Aug 30, 2015 near Silvert…, CO
The main entrance into Chaco's TenFoot Loop
May 13, 2018 near Dillon, CO
Epic views on Chaco's TenFoot Loop
May 13, 2018 near Dillon, CO
Tenderfoot Trail
Aug 30, 2015 near Silvert…, CO

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