About 8-9 years ago I biked with a friend from Longmire to Paradise in Mt. Rainier NP (about 3000’ gain). It took us about 3 hours to ride up—then 30 minutes down! You made a pretty good ride of it!!I’ve climbed a lot of canyons on my bike. Often the top is less impressive than the climb. Dante’s view blew me away. I think I had 1700 meters of climb that day. 5600 feet? Took me 4 hours to go up and back.
I spent a week at Furnace Creek December 08. 20F nightly to 50F day. My bike took me to Dante's and all the other climbs in the park. Great trip. Good to hear the campsites are opening.Last year I rode my bike from dead water basin (lowest point in North America at -280feet) to Dante’s view. Absolutely amazing view. Highly recommended.
campgrounds are open/opening.