If you like a lung burning grunt up hill then the first 30mins of this ride
is for you! You will be rewarded at the top with some of the best views of
the Wakatipu Basin & surrounding mountains & sweet ride down the other side.
Starting off at the Skippers Saddle on Skippers Rd, climb over the style
onto the 4WD track & climb the track to the summit of Mt Dewar (1300m). It’s
a 30 min granny gear grind; you climb 350 vertical meters in 2.5kms! Catch
your breath at the top, head North West straight down the steep 4WD track to
the two huts beside the Shotover River, from the huts a rutted single track
leaves the Shotover River & takes you passed Butchers Point to the gravel
Skippers Road; turn right to head back to the Skippers saddle a 30min
20km round trip, 2-4 hours return. Snow covers Mt Dewar in winter.