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Butterknife

Difficult

Trail

6.7 mile 10.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 416' 127 m
Descent: -1,035' -315 m
High: 5,544' 1,690 m
Low: 4,923' 1,500 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Dave Grossman

A technical, strenuous testpiece.

Dave Grossman

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Open to motorized singletrack, mechanized and foot travel. No 50" use.

Description

This technical trail will challenge riders with its strenuous nature, the rough character of the tread, frequent technical features and a few exposure points. A tight singletrack, it epitomizes the best of desert, all-mountain riding.

The trail saps momentum and rewards riders who can find flow over the rough tread and through the challenges. It twists and swoops like the best trails and offers lots of amazing fun and incredible views.

The trail is accessed via Twist-n-Shout and the return is on the long climb of Windmill Road. Pack lots of water, wear some pads, take a buddy and have an adventure!

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Apr 28, 2020
John Styrnol
Another 6 months have gone by. Still not getting that last mile or so, gotten way better at the beginning of Art Cooks section, Total Bike Time 2:22. 12.5mi
Nov 25, 2019
Daniel Schoon
Oct 15, 2019
John Styrnol
Been another 6 months. Took another 15 mins. off, now at 2:15.
Jun 9, 2019
Phil Harrison
Apr 18, 2019
John Styrnol
Awesome ride today, took 30 mins. off my time from 6 months ago. Still lots of climbing out. 12.5mi
Mar 31, 2019
Tim McCabe
Mar 26, 2019
Chris W
Nov 28, 2018
Chad Roberts
Snow, on the yeti!

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  3.8 from 22 votes

#4271

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  3.8 from 22 votes
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Trail Rankings

#344

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#4,271

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Photos

Winding along the rim
Nov 19, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
There are plenty of short technical sections to keep you on your toes
Nov 19, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
Overlooking Grand Junction
Nov 19, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
The trail is rocky and narrow in places
Nov 19, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
The trail follows a rim around a draw
Nov 19, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
Butterknife
Oct 17, 2018 near Orchard…, CO

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