CT - Segment 2: South Platte Canyon to Little Scraggy TH

 9 votes

10.3 Miles 16.6 Kilometers


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Singletrack

2,175' 663 m

Ascent

-619' -189 m

Descent

7,764' 2,366 m

High

6,112' 1,863 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

All Clear

16 days agoUpdate

Stays within the Buffalo Creek Fire area for 80% of the ride and is mostly flat, gravelly and flows

Chuck McQuade

Overview

This is a well defined trail winding its way through the Buffalo Creek Fire (1996). The singletrack is fast and flows nicely along the gravelly trail with great views of the fire's devastation and the recent new growth.

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Description

There is a large parking lot on Platte River Rd. which marks the end of segment 1 of the Colorado Trail and the beginning of segment 2. Cross the large iron bridge over the Platte River and begin by heading south along the river for a brief stent before heading west over a short section of shale. From here follow a well defined trail winding its way through the Buffalo Creek Fire (1996).

The segment officially ends at the Little Scraggy Trail (marked on Map) We chose to end the segment at the Deckers Rd. and ride back to Platte River Trailhead for a great out and back ride. Thus when we rode segment 3 of the Colorado Trail, we started from the roadside parking lot (marked on map) then rode the short distance to the Little Scraggy Trail.

History & Background

Buffalo Creek Fire (1996) burned for 1 week, scorching 10,000 acres of forest covering a distance of over 10 miles with a 2 mile width. The fire also destroyed 18 homes.

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Jul 8, 2017
Sarah Harvey
Apr 19, 2017
Rebecca Meritz
Apr 14, 2017
Kent Raney
This was an epic ride. My GPS said 3,700feet of climbing doing the out and back from Platte River Rd trailhead to Scraggy TH. Trail is in good shape. 21.7mi — 3h 01m
Oct 24, 2016
Gary Taylor
https://www.strava.com/activities/715709154
Oct 1, 2016
Raúl Gross
First 4.0 miles out and back from the top.
Sep 3, 2016
Derek Lakin
Aug 27, 2016
Dana Weber
Good out and back ride! 22mi — 2h 30m

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  3.2 from 9 votes

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in Ken Caryl

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All Clear 16 days ago
Dry - The gravel is no joke. It's all pea sized and very deep and loose. Be prepared for leg day!
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