The trail runs through a mixed conifer forest of Siberian Larch, Siberian White Pine and Siberian Spruce. The entire trail consists of soft organic ST covered with soft burnt orange larch needles. It is an out and back -- up on the way out and down on the way back.
The Chutes themselves make up most of the route. They drop 1350 ft (410m) in just 1.25 miles (2km). They are fast and furious but soft and relatively smooth with a few fun obstacles along the way. Run them as fast as you dare.
After you reach the top of the Chutes (pedaling and pushing), you can just turn around and run back down or you can take a left and keep following the ST up the mountain. It is a MUCH more gradual climb from the top of the Chutes onward. I usually continue to the first very large opening in the forest (you can't miss it). It is an exposed ridge-like area, maybe just 0.75km (1/2 mile) from the top of the Chutes. This is a good place to turn around though the trail continues. You can access many more miles of trails from here, but it is much slower going for a while.
From this upper opening back down to parking lot at the camp is about 4 km (2.5 mi). It is one awesome fun ST DH. The entire route drops 1765 ft (~540m). This is the first trail in Mongolia to be posted on Singletracks. I have chosen the Zaisan Chutes because it is one of my favorite trails in Mongolia. Like most trails in Mongolia, the trail actually does not have an official name. I am naming the trail, "The Zaisan Chutes" after "The Chutes" in Colorado Springs. The main chutes are just about the same length as in COS, but three times steeper and quite organic in places (unlike the Chutes in the Springs). Welcome to mountain biking in Mongolia. More to come.