Wardance -> Mine Shaft

Big Sky

Steep, loose double black diamond gnar.

Mountain Biking Extreme

Distance
711 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
170 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
15˚
Wardance -> Mine Shaft Map

For a true double black diamond romp, combine Wardance and Mine Shaft into an assault on both body and bike.

Description

Wardance begins with burly rock gardens that are worthy of a solid black diamond to double black rating. The Ramcharger Lift doesn't offer too much true gnar, but you can get the best dose of it here on Wardance. While none of the rock features are huge, the rough hits will pulverize you if you're not careful.

Below Wardance you can opt to drop down the Mine Shaft. This trail rightfully earns its double black rating. The top starts off mellow with a few rock gardens, and then in front of you, a drop will appear to a blind landing, with a ride-around option to the left. Beware of this drop! This ledge launches into the top of the Mine Shaft itself—an ultra-steep, eroded skid line straight down a steep face into a small catch berm. If you send the drop deep, you could be soaring a long ways into a high-speed landing in an eroded trench.

Even skirting around the ledge via the B-line and dropping into the trench is not for the faint of heart. You must be confident riding steep terrain in loose, sliding dirt with almost no traction. But if you're game it's an absolute hoot!

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, October

Features

  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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