Ptarmigan

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.50 out of 5
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Intermediate
7.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,900 ft
↓ 2,700 ft
9,073
elevation (ft)

Lariat
Trail Description
About this trail
This is a fun short hike-a-bike with the choice of two descents smooth and fast or gnarly. Great views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the Continental Divide. It’s definitely worth the hike-a-bike.
Route finding is easy on this one. From the trailhead ride-push your bike up to the road follow the road a short distance watch for the trail to take off on the right. Climb up to a ridge. The next mile or so is sweet mellow singletrack. The last mile to the wilderness boundary is a steep climb up some switchbacks. Just before the wilderness boundary sign follow the singletrack to the right. The trail becomes an old road. Huge holes were dug in the road to prevent vehicles from using it. Stay right at the bottom and rejoin Ptarmigan Trail back to your car If you’re not into the steeeeep and nasty you might want to turn around at the wilderness boundary and retrace your route.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

June 12, 2014
tdsongster Granny Gear  
 
Review: Some hike a bike. Steep and lots of big rocks. Total blast!

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Gnarly


July 17, 2012
alskoj Gnarly  
 
Review: Don't let the first couple hundred of yards discourage you from getting to the sweet singketrack this trail has to offer! Epic forest setting and fast sweeping downhill on the way back CCW. Watchout for late afternoon storms in the summer!

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Ptarmigan MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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