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Level: Advanced
Length: 14 mi (22.5 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +229/ -240 ft
Total: 16 riders

Mountain Biking Slate River Road

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#510 of 1,379 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#5,352 in the world

This road is 14 miles one-way until it dead ends into #317. Consequently, if you
rode the entire thing as an out-and-back it would be a 28 mile ride. This road
can also be worked into larger gravel road loops or can be used to access various
trails in the area such as the Lower Loop and the Lupine Trail.

However, I am listing it because the first several miles of this rode seem to be a
popular ride for novice mountain bikers. The first 7 or so miles are mostly flat
and wind through a picturesque valley with gorgeous views of nearby mountain
peaks and the Slate River.

But if you're a serious rider, it's only really worth riding if you're on your way to
or from somewhere else.

First added by Greg Heil on Aug 10, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Slate River Road starts just north of the town of Crested butte on highway 135 and runs to the west.

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