The climb up to A Basin was extremely difficult and exhausting, we took several short breaks along the way and wanted to stop for more (the term sucking wind comes to mind). But once we made it up the story changed, as we started the down there was a ton of exposure, fall to your death type exposure. There are plenty of technical features to keep you on your toes and if you are not careful on your head, the ride is filled with tight switchbacks, technical rock gardens, tricky downs, fast descents, tough climbs, technical ups, water crossings, slick roots, smooth fast singletrack and everything else that makes Colorado riding so amazing.
This trail is for expert riders, there is no question about that and it is not a ride you should try to convience a less experienced ride they will be able to ride or at least walk the hard stuff, send them to another trail and ride with caution.
through dark forest with lots of roots and rocks and a few off-camber water crossings. The trail ends at Peru Creek Road and you're still about a seven-mile descent and another 1000 feet above Keystone so keep that big ring handy.
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