Section 16 Trail

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  4.4 from 5 votes
black  Difficult from 3 votes
Rank: #1 in the Bear Creek Canyon Regional Park area
#204 in CO, #2,291 Overall
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Trail in the area near Manitou Springs,
“Steep. Loose. Rocky. Fast fun descent for horrendous climb.”
Andrew Judkins on Oct 22, 2013
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2.23.5 milesKilometers 48’15 m Ascent 7,843’2,391 m High 11% Avg Grade (6°)
Singletrack Type -1,235’-376 m Descent 6,631’2,021 m Low 34% Max Grade (19°)
Section 16 is a popular hiking and biking trail in southwestern Colorado Springs. It's best ridden as a loop with the Palmer Trail from High Drive. There's a loose technical descent for most of this trail that will keep you on your toes.
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4,500+ ft of downhill, anything else to you could ask for?
near Manitou Springs, CO
4.1 (15)
A Colorado Springs Classic, challenging climb with a screaming descent.
near Manitou Springs, CO
4.1 (35)
A classic tour of Cheyenne Canyon - a long, scenic climb up followed by a cla...
near Colorado Springs, CO

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PHOTOS of Section 16 Trail
  3.5 from 4 votes
View east from Palmer Red Rock loop (Manitou Springs, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Amazing view after a long climb! (Manitou Springs, CO)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Forest on Palmer Red Rock loop (Manitou Springs, CO)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Some of the fastest sections of trail will have obstacles like this to s... (Manitou Springs, CO)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Taking a rest at the top of the climb. (Manitou Springs, CO)