Money -> Sanitarium

Keystone

Home to Keystone's best jumps, and the bike park's most photogenic feature.

Mountain Biking Extreme

Distance
1.9 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
247 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
11˚
Money -> Sanitarium Map

The Money trail flows smoothly into Sanitarium, offering an excellent alternative ending to the main black diamond line (Cowboy Up -> Holy Diver -> TNT -> Paid in Full -> Wild Thing) down the mountain, but these two sections of trail are quite different. Money is one of the smoothest jump lines in the Keystone Bike Park—these tabletops are money!

Description

But Sanitarium is totally different. Here, you’ll find extremely steep, blown out double black diamond singletrack, and in the middle of the run, Keystone’s most photogenic feature: a massive wooden corkscrew bridge!

At its tallest point, this bridge is about 30 feet off the ground. While the sign labels the feature as a triple black diamond (there’s a ride around available), the only reason it’s rated so difficult is for the fall danger off the bridge. Falling off the upper portion of the bridge will lead to serious injury, or worse. However, if you stay on the bridge, it’s not nearly that difficult… but it still isn’t easy, either. The final twist in the corkscrew gets narrower and narrower and can be a bit tricky to nail.

If you’re looking for an entertaining alternate run ending or an epic photo stop, be sure to hit Sanitarium!

Difficulty

Extreme

Very steep, difficult, narrow singletrack with widely variable and unpredictable trail conditions. Unavoidable obstacles could be 15in/38cm tall or greater, and unavoidable obstacles with serious consequences are likely to be present. Obstacles could include big rocks, difficult root sections, drops, jumps, sharp switchbacks, and more. Ideal for expert-level riders.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Tabletops
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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