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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +1,013/1 ft
Total: 18 riders
 

Mountain Biking Sarlacc

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#498 of 1,335 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#4,968 in the world

Fun ride with amazing views along the top of the Bookcliffs. Can be ridden as a loop with the road or an out and back. If riding as a loop, climb up the west end of the trail. This end can be easy to miss. There is a nice sign, but hidden by bushes on the right side of V 8/10 Rd. The climb up the west end is steep, long, and soul crushing. More enjoyable option is to ride as an out and back from the east end. Ride to the overlook where the west end climb tops out turn around and repeat. No sustained climbs just short up and down rollers and windy single track.

First added by co_flyer on Sep 20, 2016. Last updated Apr 22, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From the 18rd parking lot head north. Take the first road on the left. Head west until you reach V 8/10 road. You'll know it because it will be more than a 90 degree right turn. Head back into canyon. To ride as a loop with the road parking can be had near the cattle loading pens. Or for a better ride do an out and back from the east end. Limited parking on V 8/10 road at the east end trailhead. Do not park on the well pad.
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  • johnnyresponsible
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    We rode it in a loop from the punishing, exposed climb on the west side, but after you get past the Sarlacc hole, there is a lot of forested, flowing single track. It was pretty loose with several different kinds of sand, so have appropriate tires on. Over 1500 feet of descent from the top with almost no brakes though--lots of flow. It's maybe even better starting from the east side--we'll do that next time.

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