"Dealing with the shuttle smoothly is the key to this ride. Weather is the second ingredient that has to mix correctly. If it rains, forget it. The start of the ride is up a graded, well-maintained gravel road that gradually lifts you from scrub oak to alpine forests. If you love to climb with strength and descend with speed and control, then you'll love this ride, as you zip down the southeastern slope at the base of the majestic Mount Mellentin and awesome Mount Peale.
This is for any intermediate rider looking for a great workout on a scenic road without a lot of technical challenge, other than speed on embedded, bumpy, and loose rock. Trail Surface: Doubletrack dirt roads, partially grated. Gravel, hardpack, embedded rock, loose rock, and some soft sand. Impassable when wet."