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Basalt Mtn.

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Three miles of gravel road to single track #2 or Middle Loop. Continue to top of Basalt Mtn. to the Big Loop down to Cattle Creek. Middle Loop is great single track all rideable. Big Loop from top is sweet single track with some technical rock sections and switchbacks.
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Trail Directions
Hwy 82 to El Jebel light. Left comming from Glenwood Springs, right comming from Aspen. Up hill, follow road until dirt. Continue on dirt until house with funky blue roof. Straight ahead dirt road splits continue straight not left. Soon parking lot. Get on bike ride up hill 2 or 3 miles single track crosses road after second Forest Service gate. Go downhill on left.
Trail Length
6-15 miles
Trail Level
Trail Type
Basalt/El Jebel
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Review Date
April 7, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Anonymous ,  Cross Country Rider

This is my favorite trail. Six miles of fire road climbing with an altitude gain of around 3k ft. Then 8 or 9 miles of single track that ends in a screaming 4 mile downhill. Rocky and technical in sections. Log drops and smoothe forest trail in others. Great views, and photo ops.

Recommended Route:
Drive past the pond and park in the parking area. Ride uphill from there. There are three drop in sites. One at 1.8 miles up, one at 4 miles up and the top. If the snow's off, I recomend the top. Go through the gate and hit the single track. Could be wet and or snow covered pre-July, so be careful. When you get to the road at the bottom, go left. It'll take you back to the parking area.

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