Mountain bike enthusiasts can enjoy both the newly developed trails around Anthony Lake and trail 1850, otherwise alluded to as Two Dragon. The Two Dragon Loop, named after an 1870’s Chinese mining camp in the Carson Historic Mining district, is just short of six miles of high mountain foliage extravaganza. When angling to enjoy Two Dragon, park at Grande Ronde Lake or the winter motorized recreation parking lot just prior to where Ladd Canyon Road intersects Anthony Lakes Highway 73. Warm up your muscles by cycling .7 of a mile on Anthony Lakes Highway 73 gaining 123 feet of elevation to the west. Exit the highway upon encountering a huge white granite boulder adjacent to a brown carbonite sign that reads Trail 1850.
The two-mile single-track plunge rips through high alpine forest. White granite slabs, bearberries and subalpine fir punctuate the freshly re-established trail. After a delightful descent, leave the single track onto a double track marked as non-motorized road 43. Follow the arrow to the east for two miles taking in the fungi, lodgepole pine and pretty flowers. The 570 feet of elevation gain is gradual and the double track optimal for chatting. (Trail description from Ride with GPS)
This trail is generally clear of snow from early July to late September. Expect winter debris (down trees, etc.) in the early season. Trail may not be maintained on a regular basis – obstacles on the trail may be present year-round.
Mountain Biking, Hiking