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G-Whiz

Intermediate
 3.8 (8)

One of the most used trails in Rifle. A fun twisty trail with a great lookout halfway through.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Singletrack

5,804' 1,769 m

High

5,734' 1,748 m

Low

82' 25 m

Up

51' 16 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

If you have ridden in Rifle, most likely you have ridden on this trail. This trail goes well in both directions, a little more flow clockwise but not by much. There are a few rock gardens to negotiate but nothing an intermediate rider can't handle. There is one section called rattlesnake rock that has been slowly eroded over the years that isn't too bad going down but can only be cleaned by advanced or better riders climbing up.

If taking this trail in the described direction on on this map, about 50 yards past rattlesnake rock, you'll come to a washed out section that looks a little like a 4x4 road. If you'd like, you can extend the trail by going straight onto the singletrack you see in front of you called G-Whiz Horseshoe. If not, take a right here and head toward the ancient looking rocks and hills - you should see the singletrack pick back up in front of you shortly. Follow down and skirt past a large rock on your right, make a single switchback to your left and back up a rocky, eroded, technical feature, and end the trail on another 4x4 road. Take a right to bail back to 244 here or continue straight onto Puma trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ryan Fids with improvements by Kristen Arendt

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 8 votes

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  3.8 from 8 votes
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Photos

Finishing the short G-Whiz climb.
Nov 27, 2015 near Rifle, CO
Looking towards Rifle from a spectacular lookout at the end of Dab Gonnit.
Nov 27, 2015 near Rifle, CO
Ancient hills, rocks, and dirt are all on display on G-Wiz.
Nov 27, 2015 near Rifle, CO
Chasing the sunset down one of the freeride options on G-Wiz.
Nov 27, 2015 near Rifle, CO
The crux move of G-Whiz - Rattlesnake Rock!
Nov 27, 2015 near Rifle, CO
Descending Rattlesnake Rock on the G-Wiz trail.
Nov 27, 2015 near Rifle, CO

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May 13, 2021
Lexi Berger
Nov 13, 2020
Healy Fuess
I think I saw mountain lion tracks! 2mi
Jun 17, 2020
Karl Schwartz
Sep 21, 2019
Stephanie Striefel
as part of 2019 Roan Cliffs Chaos; lovely views 1.2mi
Apr 6, 2019
Tim McCabe
Feb 6, 2018
Tyler Treganza
May 20, 2017
Raúl Gross