Miles: 17 (mile 44.5 through mile 61)
Elevation Start: 12,958
Elevation End 9,200
Character: High country jeep road, bad-ass steep singletrack.
This section is on the western slope of Contintental Divide. Begins with 1000 foot descent, then 1000 foot climb back to Tomichi Pass. From Tomichi Pass you’ll have a fabulous hike-a-bike up to the rooftop of the Sawatch Range (or at least it’ll feel like that). No sherpas allowed! Then you’ll have a technical descent on the fabulous and difficult Canyon Creek Trail, emerging south of Whitepine at the Snowblind Campground. Aid Station #2 will be set up at Snowblind. That is where this section ends.