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Mickelson Trail Travel Timeline
Your Travel Timeline will show expected time of arrival at each location, travel time between locations, and a map of your trip in half-hour increments.
For lists of businesses and services along your route, please use the
Mickelson Trail Trip Planner Tool
Video on how to use the Timeline tool (7 minutes)
1. Select the route to use for distance measurements:
Mickelson Trail main route
Mickelson with Sugarloaf fantail route
Just south of Lead, 11 miles from the trail's northern end, the trail splits into two routes for a few miles. The western option "fantail loop" includes the Sugarloaf trailhead, and is about two miles longer than the eastern option. These two routes converge back into the single trail about two miles north of Englewood. Map mile markers and distances are based on which route is selected above.
. Choose your starting town and ending (or turn-around) town:
Include round trip mileage
box if you're doing a round trip ("out and back") ride, rather than a one way (point-to-point) ride:
. Select the starting time for your ride:
Ride start time
. Select your planned average speed:
miles per hour
This usually ranges from 8MPH (7.5 minutes per mile) for casual riders to 15MPH (4 minutes per mile) for more seasoned cyclists. Expect to ride a few MPH slower on gravel than your normal speed on pavement.
. Add break time for each trailhead:
Break time at trailheads
This allows you to account for the average stop time at locations along your route. Your timeline will factor in this many minutes of break time at each trailhead/town. Use
for straight-through time without stopping.
. Click the blue
button to build your Travel Timeline:
Please only click once; your browser will refresh within about 30 seconds (longer trips and roundtrips take longer)
Show services as:
Do not show services
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if you have suggestions, corrections, complaints, or ideas. Your input is valued and appreciated - thanks in advance!
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