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Gashouse

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Rank: #34 in Denver
#309 in Colorado
#2,473 Overall
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“A fun mostly-downhill blast with nice scenery and good flow if ridden in the preferred direction.”
Michael Ahnemann on May 25, 2013
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3.4 Miles Singletrack Type 23’ Ascent -838’ Descent 7,222’ Low 8,054’ High
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This trail definitely has a preferred direction, which it's mapped here, heading mostly downhill.

It starts out relatively flat through thick green forest, looping around a bit. Then it gets into a brief rocky section, switching from nice tacky singletrack to a rocky section that's rideable by intermediates, but might be a bit of a challenge for some. There are some extra-curricular rock moves that intermediates and experts might want to play on.

Ride through an aspen grove and pretty quickly come to the junction with Redskin Creek Trail and a nearby trailhead that you could drive to if you wanted to. Then you'll descend from here back into the burn zone. The last section has big views and a fun twisty descent that flows well at speed, but is often sandy and washed out a bit making some of the tighter turns a sketchy if you come at them too quickly.
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PHOTOS of Gashouse
 3.0 from 3 votes
17 years after the fire, and nothing but scrub grass in what was once a ... (Castle Rock, CO)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Gashouse starts out mellow and flat through the forest. (Castle Rock, CO)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Gashouse opens up more and more as you descend. (Castle Rock, CO)
 3.0 from 2 votes
Some good play rocks on Gashouse (Castle Rock, CO)
 3.0 from 2 votes
Easy, flat meadow on the start of Gashouse (Castle Rock, CO)
 3.0 from 2 votes
Entering the Buffalo Creek fire area of 1996 (Castle Rock, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Blasting through the Aspens. The Gashouse descent is excellent. (Castle Rock, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
The descent on Gashouse is open, fast, and fun! (Castle Rock, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Juntion of Gashouse and Baldy (Castle Rock, CO)
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