February 13, 2015
One other great aspect of this trail is its wilderness value even though you are just a few minutes from downtown Ulaanbaatar (pop. nearly 1.5 M). It climbs through gorgeous forest and is remote and quiet. I have seen a beautiful large owl, eagles, kites, and deer. I can't wait for the first ride this spring after the snow melts.
It is amazing that immediately adjacent to this trail (starting at the same location) is Zaisan Trail, on which literally hundreds of persons hike every weekend. In contrast I have only met two other parties on The Chutes, and I have ridden the trail probably seven or eight times. It is equally beautiful to the other trail; most people just do not know the Chutes exits.