Saxon Mountain Road

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 6.6 MI ONE WAY ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 8,617’/11,418’/3,546’ ABOUT: Old mining road that climbs from 8,500’ to roughly 11,500’. Significant exposure and tight spots along this road make for nerve wracking moments, but the views are fantastic! Don’t miss the old cabins and ruins of the Anglo-Saxon, Loranzie and Highland Mines on […]

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7:30 Mine Trail

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 4.5 MI RT ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 9,148’/10,586’/1,667’ ABOUT: Narrow mining road up to the 7:30 Mine. Grade varies from 10-15%. Trail is lined with historical markers and artifacts. Griffin Monument, approx. 2 mi up offers excellent views of the area, continue .25 mi to the 7:30 Mine.

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Argentine Central RR Grade

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 3.2 MI ONE WAY ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 9,146’/10,038’/1,433’ ABOUT: Argentine Central RR Grade combines two segments; a (non-motorized) 2.4 mi segment winding up to Pavillion Point from main TH in Silver Plume where the 4×4 road continues down .8 mi to Creek Rd. The Argentine Central RR Grade represents remnants of an […]

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Argentine Pass (Leavenworth Creek Rd, McClellan Mountain Rd)

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 24 MI TRAIL NETWORK ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 9,456’/13,208’/4,065’ ABOUT: OHV trail network following FSR 248.1 to Argentine Pass, McClellan Mtn, Waldorf, and Santiago Mines. Remains of old mines and several structures are prevalent everywhere. One section of trail winds directly up the creek with two fairly deep creek crossings that can be […]

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Barbour Fork Area (Including Trail #48)

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 8 MI TRAIL NETWORK ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 8,692’/10,572’/2,542’ ABOUT: Mix of single track and OHV roads. (closed to motorized vehicles Dec-Jun) Hikers and mtn bikers can explore the area via Trail #48 (non-motorized) combined with OHV roads crossing through groves of aspen and conifer trees. OHVs enjoy intermediate level 4×4 roads as […]

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Butler Gulch Trail

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 4.9 MI RT ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 10,516’/11,926’/1,573’ ABOUT: The trail starts out as a narrow, closed road winding up through the forest at a slight grade, but halfway up the grade becomes steeper through spruce/fir forest until ending at an open bowl. This trail is great for viewing wildflowers in the summer […]

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Cascade/Ute Creek Loop

LEVEL: EASY/INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 12 MI RT (LOOP) ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 8,527’/9,601’/1,293’ ABOUT: Jeep/OHV road running along Cascade and Ute Creeks. Fairly easy with a few challenging sections and creek crossings. Alternately, you can drive to top of Saxon Mtn or explore many spurs along the way to make for a longer trip. This route can […]

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Clear Creek Greenway

LEVEL: EASY/INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 30 MI ONE WAY ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 7,231’/10,682’/5,657’ ABOUT: Various segments make-up this “trail” that will become part of the P2P (Peaks-to-Plains) trail system crossing Colorado, but for now it remains a patchwork of interconnected 6-8ft wide concrete and asphalt paths, interspersed with bike lanes along frontage roads running the length of […]

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Grays & Torreys Peaks (Trail #54)

LEVEL: ADVANCED | DISTANCE: 8 MI RT ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 11,236’/14,260’/3,765’ ABOUT: Grays & Torreys 14’ers are situated very close together on the continental divide, and normally combined into a single day hike. Bikes are not allowed. Grays is the highest point on the Continental Divide, providing fantastic views of the surrounding area. Weekend usage is […]

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