skibum wrote:I'm heading to Montana later this month and this is first on my wish list. I've talked to a number of folks who say this is by far, the most excellent ride they've ever done--this includes people who have ridden the likes of Porcupine Rim, Monarch Crest and other of the country's best epic rides.
I have ridden the Lost Cabin Lake and Louise Lake trails which lie directly across the valley from the Curly Trail. I can vouch that the scenery there is as good as any I've ever seen (I've ridden throughout CO, UT, WY, NM, AZ, Canadian Rockies, Tahoe, etc--so that's saying something)
So, I think the "enjoyable" part is a given -- provided you've got the fitness level for it (which remains in doubt for me at this point). I understand it is highly taxing. It's an all day, bring extra sandwiches and be prepared to push your bike once in a while kind of ride. Bear in mind also that the 5K ft of climbing tops out around 10K feet, so if you're not from altitude, add that to the difficulty factor.
The link below provides a good writeup and lots of pics:
http://mountainbiketrailsusa.com/trails ... e-montana/
Hope ya' get to do it.
Heck with you--I hope I get to do it!
Thanks for the link! I'm moving to Great Falls in October. Hopefully that site will help me narrow down which trails I want to ride first come spring!
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