March 14, 2011
This is pure Colorado riding. it is nearly all singletrack, and technical enough to keep you on your toes, with a few short sections being particularly intense. (It's also pretty high altitude, around 9,000 feet if memory serves)
Near the start is a downhill section that drops about 500 feet in elevation, and yes, you have to climb it on the way out.
After that is climbing, climbing and some more climbing.
At the top of the pass, the trail continues on to Breckenridge, but the section referenced here turns around and drops down Jeffferson trail, which reconnects with the trail you came in on.
The Jefferson section is steep and technical, so going back the way you came is a viable alternative if you don't want that.
Either way, going back down is bumpy, but fast. In fact, this is the trail that turned me off to hardtails forever and is the reason I now have a full suspension.