Psycho Rocks

Crested Butte

Hands-down the most technical, sketchy trail in the CBMR bike park.

Mountain Biking Extreme

Distance
812 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
129 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
11˚
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Description

Psycho Rocks is hands-down the sketchiest, most technical run in the Evolution Bike Park. To make matters even worse, the iconic rock garden/bridge section is a classic Hollywood line. Located right below the chairlift, all the riders headed up the mountain can have a front-row seat as you stack it up in the middle of the gnar.

Psycho Rocks does have a few air features, with a couple of big jumps and drops, but ultimately this trail is all about the tech-gnar.

"Psycho Rocks is a work of art," said Brian Smith, pro mountain biker. "It's extremely unique and challenging. It provides both manmade as well as natural features that require extreme skill and full commitment.

One of the original trails in the Evolution Bike Park, Psycho Rocks, unfortunately, hasn’t worn all that well. In 2019 (and beyond), the lines, rocks, and bridges feel ultra-tight and uber-sketchy.

This trail is no joke. Some riders rate Psycho Rocks as a “proline,” meaning it’s beyond a double black diamond trail. That said, the difficulty rating is a bit up for debate, with plenty of ride around options on easier lines. Still, there’s no doubt that if you’re capable of linking all of the massive hits on this trail together into one fluid run that you are a true master on two wheels.

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.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Roots
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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