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Section 13

Intermediate
 3.0 (27) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great little ride just outside of Canon City.


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Map Key

5.9

Miles

9.5

KM

100%

Singletrack

6,490' 1,978 m

High

5,813' 1,772 m

Low

893' 272 m

Up

895' 273 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This trail offers a couple of fun loop options right on the edge of town. The lower loop is a bit rockier but the upper loop is much smoother and well worth the climb.

Need to Know

There are lots of pokeys out here so be sure to run a tire sealant. Be sure to swing into Red Canyon Cycles while you are in town and get the latest info on other trails in the area.

Description

Park in the unmarked dirt lot on the west side of Temple Canyon Road (right side if coming from town). The trail starts on the other side of the road from the parking area. Climb up to the first intersection where Lamba Chops begins. Most riders prefer taking a left here and doing a figure 8. The trail offers some smooth flowy sections, some tight twisty sections and some rock gardens that keep you on your toes.

At the next intersection keep going straight and then take your next left which begins Hotshot. Enjoy the climb, take a breather at the top in the Ponderosa Grove, and then enjoy the downhill.

Take a left at the intersection re-tracing your steps from earlier. This time head right at the next intersection and keep going downhill. Turn left and head back to where you parked.

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Shared By:

Kalem Lenard

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 27 votes

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in Section 13

#330

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#2,290

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Photos

Top of the trail where you start getting into the Ponderosa Trees.
Oct 10, 2013 near Cañon C…, CO
Section 13 Trail-  last ride of 2014
Jan 3, 2015 near Cañon C…, CO
Fun ledge section on the lower part of the trail
Oct 10, 2013 near Cañon C…, CO
Here is a beautiful view a the highest point on Hotshot, which is part of Section 13, Canon City, CO. My friends and I stopped here and ate lunch with this view, before riding over the top into a downhill ride back to the parking lot.
Apr 28, 2016 near Cañon C…, CO

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Apr 23, 2022
Atsuko Ohtake
Oct 20, 2021
Walker Shane
Trail was fine. No tall weeds and overgrown sections 5.8mi — 0h 56m
Apr 2, 2021
Jason Miller
May 9, 2020
Maribeth Olsen
5.9mi
Jan 20, 2020
Megan Sorenson
This one was fun. Did the second loop twice
Nov 23, 2019
Yohan Morgan
Sep 5, 2018
Alexander Jonathan
5.9mi
Jun 5, 2018
Chris W