4 Pass Singletrack Loop from the Chaffee County Fairgrounds August 13-17
Hayden, Poncha, Marshall & Monarch Passes
Ride it whichever day you would like.
Riding 4 Passes from Hayden Pass to Marshall Pass is an Extreme ride at altitudes to 12,000 feet above sea level
Creek Crossing near Howard, CO on the Arkansas River
Start at the fairgrounds and ride downriver on the north side of the Arkansas river in the dirt towards Coaldale & Hayden Pass.
Rainbow Trailhead at Poncha Pass.
Ride upriver on the Rainbow trail and crossover Poncha Pass, ride off-road to Marshall Pass, then pick-up the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) at Marshall Pass and ride to Monarch Pass.
Last uphill on the Rainbow trail when your riding up-river.
We will help you Cache gas & water on Poncha Pass.
Poncha Pass is at the Headwaters of the Arkansas and Rio Grande Rivers.
Marshall Pass from up Poncha Creek is an epic journey through the forest.
Marshall Pass is an Old Railroad Pass from the Arkansas River to the Colorado River Headwaters.
Why cant you ride it downriver?
You could ride from Monarch Pass downriver, but the finish is much closer if you finish at Monarch Pass than if you finish at Hayden Pass from the Fairgrounds. And riding up the Rainbow Trail is a unique challenge. 40 miles of continuous singletrack. This entire loop is more than 120 miles and > 60% Singletrack. Less than 5 miles of pavement.
Couple of Florida Wankers at the Continental Divide at Monarch Pass after riding from Hayden Pass.
Monarch Pass is the Highest Point on the Transcontinental Highway 50
Greens Creek trail is the only Motorcycle trail from the CDT to Hwy 50.
The funnest way back from Monarch Pass to the Fairgrounds would be to reverse course from Monarch Pass and come back to and then go down Greens Creek.
We suggest an early start as this will be an all day ride for most. Singletrack at altitude.
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