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Father of Ginormous

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 4.6 (55)

A raw version of Ginormous with bigger turns and it's longer, meaning more fun for you.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.6

KM

Singletrack

8,141' 2,481 m

High

6,970' 2,124 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,171' 357 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Winter seasonal closure for bikes on portion of trail uphill from South Porcupine from Dec. 1 through April 15.

Need to Know

Dowhilll direction only, no uphill traffic allowed.

Description

Father of Ginormous is reached by climbing BLM Road 8320 past Trough trail. The Lower and Middle entrances can be hard to find, but if you have the time, climb up to find the very top of the Father via BLM Road 8324 and BLM Road 8322. As of 2020, the best way to access the Top of the Father is now from the Undie trail, either from BLM Road 8320, or when climbing up from the bottom of Undie. The views of El Jebel and down into the "Crown" from 8324 are worth the time on the road.

As the summary says, Father is a bigger version of Ginormous. You can expect large wall rides, sweeping turns, small step up hip jumps and plenty of fun. As of late 2022, be on the lookout for a new (signed) optional Crossover Sectors that includes a big drop and a number of fun jumps and features.

In the lower section of trail things get narrower, the turns get sharper and the wall rides fade out. Father dumps you out on South Porcupine between Christmas Tree and Trough. BUT wait, there's more. In 2018, this trail was extended below South Porcupine, continuing down the gully with more walls, hips, and small jumps. Use caution as the trail intersects with the two way Christmas Tree before continuing all the way down to the 4 way intersection with Monte Carlo, the top of the Prince Creek Trail, and the downhill direction Lower Monte Carlo.

Contacts

Shared By:

Craig Fowler with improvements by Kristen Arendt and 2 others

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  4.6 from 55 votes

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#120

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Skimming Berms
Jun 12, 2019 near El Jebel, CO
One of the main decorations that you'll find along Christmas Tree.
Apr 23, 2014 near Carbondale, CO
Entrance to Father of Ginormous.
Oct 27, 2017 near El Jebel, CO

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May 29, 2022
Myles Stolier
Mar 15, 2022
Private User
Oct 8, 2021
Knobby Rider
Thanks for all of the great work done adding and rebuilding berms this spring! With recent rains hero dirt and FOG was outstanding!
Sep 6, 2020
Kayleen Castelli
May 17, 2020
Eric Harrill
2.4mi
Jul 11, 2019
Tobias Sanchez
Ate shit 2 times in the last 100' of trail. Worth it
Jun 19, 2019
Klinton Wheeler
Jun 16, 2019
Arthur Fabert