Parmalee Trail

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  4.0 from 8 votes
black  Difficult from 4 votes
Rank: #2 in the Mount Falcon Park area
#241 in CO, #2,313 Overall
Views: 1,052. Last 30 days: 16
Apr 25 Yellow - some dampness, but a couple muddy sections that should be walked around!
Trail in the area near Morrison,
“A fun descent that punches back up to Meadow Trail, which completes the loop to Castle Trail.”
Michael Ahnemann on Jul 10, 2013
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2.33.6 milesKilometers 366’112 m Ascent 7,725’2,355 m High 7% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type -484’-147 m Descent 7,251’2,210 m Low 22% Max Grade (12°)
From the shelter at the top of Mount Falcon and Lair O' the Bear Loop, after catching your breath, ride the Castle Trail doubletrack until you see the Parmalee trail on your left. This trail is best ridden counter-clockwise. It's marked as difficult, but is mostly rideable by strong intermediate riders as well.

It's a fun singletrack reward after the big climb up, with a few rocky somewhat technical sections, and otherwise fast and flowy down with a moderate climb back up.

It ends at Meadow Trail, which you can take back to Castle Trail.
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A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Columbine Valley, CO
4.5 (17)
This technical front range ride is only possible on even numbered days but it...
near West Pleasant View, CO
4.1 (100)
One of the better beginner/intermediate rides in the front range.
near Idaho Springs, CO

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PHOTOS of Parmalee Trail
  2.0 from 3 votes
Looking to extend your loop with more singletrack? Take this turn onto t... (Morrison, CO)
  2.0 from 3 votes
castle trail towards the upper parking lot (Morrison, CO)