Palisade Plunge

Submitted by glove on Fri, 09/29/2023 - 05:06pm

The route totals ~34 miles with 1500 feet of climbing and 7500 feet of descending, but is built with enough ups and downs and tight sections that little of that downhill comes very easily. Built as a 'downhill' mountain bike trail, it makes for a very interesting run from 10,700 feet down to 4,700 feet. Entirely singletrack or desert 'wash' until the final 2 miles on road into town. Aside from a few short sections, the entire trail feels very fluid for a running trail (much more cross country single track than true 'downhill trail').