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The basic layout is two trails. The Falcon Ridge/King of the Mountain route switchbacks up 8.3 miles and 1,700 verts to the top. It is mostly smooth, but also has some rock gardens and a couple mandatory (or almost mandatory) dismounts. There are a few short drops along the way. Most of the elevation is gained on the switchbacks as the traverses between are generally level or even briefly downhill. Although the average grade is only 6%, the climb is taxing, especially given the altitude (topping out at 10,350 feet.
The other trail is the Golden Eagle, dowhnill only. It's not a gnarly-type downhill, but rather a pretty buff hardpack trail with lots of bermed corners and great flow. It will tempt you to go very fast.
If you're not up to the full meal deal, you can turn around at any point on the King of the Hill trail and there are a few bailout points where you can cross over to Golden Eagle and drop to the bottom.
added by skibum
on May 22, 2012