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

 3.5 (17)

10.3 Miles 16.6 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

2,175' 663 m

Ascent

-619' -189 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

7,764' 2,366 m

High

6,112' 1,863 m

Low

Shared By Chuck McQuade

Conditions


Minor Issues 62 days ago
Dry, Fallen Trees - A couple fallen trees on the North side, not a big issue to get over. Will need to be chain sawed out. History

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

Chuck McQuade

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

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).

Colorado Trail segment 2 officially ends at the Little Scraggy Trail (marked on map). We chose to end this segment at 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, 2018
Peter Ericson
Jul 1, 2018
Rob Ups
23.3mi
May 26, 2018
Ross Orton
Waterton - South Platte - Little Scraggy - Wellington Lake Rd. - Lost Creek Wilderness Boundary - Wellington Lake Rd. - 8.5 miles of road to Bailey 52.7mi
May 13, 2018
Caleb McNutt
No tech. Pretty fun. 20.5mi
Oct 29, 2017
Dave Frankel
Sep 15, 2017
Gregory Ingram
Sep 4, 2017
Reed Harrington
Jul 30, 2017
Jill Murphy
Rode this mostly in a storm. Very high ground and exposed for lightning - the downside. Little flood risk. Time it right for the monsoon rains! 10mi — 1h 45m

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 17 votes

#3

in South Platte

#1712

Overall
  3.5 from 17 votes
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Rankings

#3

in South Platte

#232

in Colorado

#1,712

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