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Cycling Rist Canyon West
Ride 6.5 miles gaining 2,073’ at 5.6% average grade.
This is a very pleasant bike climb with a couple quite challenging segments - The last mile of the climb averages 11.5% and there is a quarter mile stretch beginning about mile 1.8 at 13%.
While the western approach to Rist Canyon has its moments, it is less difficult than the eastern approach.
Turn left onto Rist Canyon Road from Stove Prairie Road (County Road 27) at mile 6.5