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Lung Buster to Wrist Thrasher

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.8 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Long uphill followed by a fast and unforgiving downhill.


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Map Key

11.2

Miles

18.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

7,834' 2,388 m

High

6,150' 1,875 m

Low

1,856' 566 m

Up

1,856' 566 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

Start at the parking lot by Rudy's BBQ, get on the Ridgeline Trail and head over to Bear Creek. Take that to the Palmer Trail and then smash down Section 16 through Red Rock Canyon back to your car.

Description

Slow and low uphill - it's just boring, but HELLA scenic! Once you get to the Section 16 Trail, have some water and be prepared for some heavy-duty downhill with large rocks, loose gravel / soil and protruding roots. I did this on a hard-tail. If you have a full suspension it might go easier on you.

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jake seymour

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  4.8 from 8 votes

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Photos

Amazing view after a long climb!
Aug 23, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
Ending Ribbon of 719 Special/Garbage Chutes.
Apr 15, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Casey sending some tech.
Jun 19, 2019 near Manitou…, CO
View east from Palmer Red Rock loop
May 22, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
3 Jul 2011 - Garden of the Gods in the heat of a Colorado summer.
Jan 2, 2014 near Colorad…, CO
Looking down on Colorado Springs, almost to the top of the loop...
Aug 23, 2016 near Manitou…, CO

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Jul 30, 2021
Dan 60D5H411
Jan 2, 2021
Grant Espinosa
snowy 11.2mi — 2h 00m