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    CDT, Homestake/Maude S route?

    Hi,

    I want to ride north on the CDT from Homestake, then down the Maude S trail, and back to the pass. Trailforks shows a trail from the Maude S trailhead to the RR tunnel. From there, do you ride through the tunnel or is there a different trail north of I-90 that you follow?

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    in june, I parked at the maude s canyon trail and rode the railroad grade to homestake pass, you go over some trestles and thru the tunnel. then at homestake pass take the cdt north and continue climbing(9 Miles), you will then come to a junction that lets you drop back into the maude s canyon. When on top, you will start dropping and then have another small climb, before you start the drop all the way down into maude s.

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    Thanks Tim.

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    I wouldnít ride down Maude s, just top out at the high point about a mile before Maude S, turn around and go back down to homestake. Itís a a much longer and more fun descent


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Train View Post
    I wouldnít ride down Maude s, just top out at the high point about a mile before Maude S, turn around and go back down to homestake. Itís a a much longer and more fun descent


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    I'm glad to hear that because we actually did turn around at the high point rather than going down Maude. It was just too hard to pass up.

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    I also believe the highpoint back to homestake is a better downhill, but the loop is pretty cool just to do, but yea a 9 mile downhill versus a 4.

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    I haven't turned around, the downhill down Maude is pretty fantastic.

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    We went down Maude too. It was good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    I haven't turned around, the downhill down Maude is pretty fantastic.
    Next time then! Let's hope for an Indian Summer.

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    Iíll be in Butte next week for work and am curious about the Maude/ CDT trail conditions after that recent snow. Rideable on a non fat MTB?
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    The forecast has clarified for me that, no, riding on 2.3s will not be happening on the CDT this week.
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