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The Dirty 4 Route

Coronet Peak Ski Area


One of the most epic mountain bike descents in Queenstown!

Mountain Biking Difficult

12 km
19 m
1.2 km
0-1 hrs
Low Point
423 m
High Point
1.6 km
The Dirty 4 Route Map

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable downhill adventure on The Dirty Four, a route that combines four of the best trails in Queenstown: Dirt Serpent, Rude Rock, Morning Glory and Hot Rod. Together, they offer over 1200m of continuous flow, with berms, jumps, drops and stunning views of the mountains and valleys.


The Dirty Four starts from the top of Coronet Peak. To get to the top, you can catch a shuttle to the bottom of the chairlift or pedal up the road. Then, most people take the chair to the top of the peak.

The first trail, Dirt Serpent, is a machine-built masterpiece that snakes its way down the mountain with smooth turns and optional features. Next up is Rude Rock, a classic natural trail that follows the contours of the rocky slopes with fast and fun riding. Then you'll cross the road and enter Morning Glory, a super fun and flowy trail with great jumps that you can roll or boost. Finally, you'll finish with Hot Rod, a new addition that adds more speed and style to the route.

The Dirty Four is a must-do for any advanced rider who loves downhill riding. It's one of the most popular routes in Queenstown, and for good reason. It's a blast from start to finish, and you'll want to do it again and again.

Sources: Rude Rock & Skippers Canyon Mountain Biking Trails - New Zealand Travel .... https://www.newzealand.com/us/feature/rude-rock-mbt/. Top Mountain Biking Trails in Queenstown | Queenstown, New Zealand. https://www.newzealand.com/us/feature/top-mountain-biking-tracks-in-queenstown/. Conversation with Bing Chat



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between December and April


  • Flow
  • Picturesque
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • Jumps

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