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The longest singletrack trail on the ski area.


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Map Key

7.9

Miles

12.7

KM

91%

Runnable

10,941' 3,335 m

High

9,555' 2,912 m

Low

647' 197 m

Up

1,642' 500 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

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Telski generally opens the trail around July 1 due to elk calving closures. The Gondola is also closed during off-seasons so human power only during October and April/May.

Description

Perhaps one of the best singletrack on the ski resort. The trail includes 2 climbs and a nice, mellow downhill section in the trees.

Access this trail by leaving the top of the gondola and running up past the top of Coonskin Chair (#7). Follow the signs on your right and you can't get lost.
The second significant climb leaves you at a Teepee next to the Ute Park Chair. Here the trail splits and you can either go left at the platform to do the prospect loop. But to follow the above GPS track, and the more enjoyable run, go straight up through the trees and then turn right onto the singletrack for some delightful downhilling in the trees. At the road take the right fork and rejoin the trail on the right hand side of the road. (going left at the fork will take you to Alta Lakes and T35, but route finding is not easy and the run will be much longer and more committing).

From here there is some more xc and then a big downhill on dry loose terrain until you hit pavement next to the mountain village grocery store/ gondola station. Turn right here to join up with Jurassic/Boomerang or run back to the gondola.
Enjoy!

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Shared By:

Paul Byrne

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Trailhead at the top of the Gondola St. Sophia Station, overlooking town.
Jun 9, 2016 near Mountai…, CO
Telluride Trail Gondola Trailhead
Jun 1, 2016 near Mountai…, CO

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