Kebler Pass Area – County Rd 12

Ride Details

Difficulty: Intermediate
Distance: Varies
Climb: Varies
Descend: Varies
Status: Recently Groomed
Last Groomed: 03/23/2019
Trail Type: packed road/groomed road
Trail Conditions:

3/28 – From your observations! Thank you, Robbie! Kebler was good all the way to the Lily Lake trailhead near Ohio Pass, but Sno Trackers did not groom recently so it is impassable and Splain’s is also covered by 4 or so inches of snow. The road up to Irwin was good but I did not go far. Coming back at 3:30 conditions were still fair to good until the last mile. As always , the better surface is to the left on the way up.

Helpful hint – ride before noon to avoid the wind that always blows down from Kebler Pass. Fun ride back down with the wind at my back.

If you’re going crust riding, be sure to know your property boundaries to avoid trespassing! The CBG Trails Winter Layer can help. 

Be sure to check with the CBAC about avalanche conditions! Proceed with caution. Be safe out there!

 

Description

Kebler Pass is a designated motorized corridor. It sees very frequent snowmobile use, has guided snowmobile tours, is cared for by Gunnison County SNOTrackers, and is the access point for Eleven Experience operations at Irwin. If you’re looking for a quiet area – this may not be your place, but with all the use there, does come great packed surfaces, including regular grooming. Kebler Pass is 7 miles up the road, a gradual climb, and drainages off to the sides (Irwin Campground (3), Ohio Pass (4), Splains (2), climb a bit more. But that always leads to a fun downhill! You can also continue over Kebler Pass towards Lost Lake (5) if you’re really looking to put in some miles. Sometimes SNOtrackers grooms all the way to Erikson Springs – 20 miles out!  During heavy snow, these roads and tracks can get buried very fast and the riding disappears until the locals get out and play in it! Kebler Trailhead is 2 miles from Town. Try to leave the North side parking for trailers and larger vehicles – and be sure to ride smart and single file as there is a lot of fast moving traffic. Beginner to Expert

Gunnison County SnoTrackers website and info HERE.

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