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Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,113' 339 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,606' 2,014 m
Low: 5,493' 1,674 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Brook Mooney

A steep climb on an access road

Brook Mooney

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Features -none-

Bikes are only allowed uphill on this trail

Description

The climb up Powerline Trail is a doubletrack/fire road through the remnants of the trees left by the Bobcat Gulch fire. At some point during the climb most people have doubts on whether the effort will be worth it. Fear not, the view looking into Rocky Mountain National Park at the top will affirm that it has all been worth it.

Head west (toward the mountains) out of the parking lot. When you reach dirt turn right and ride till you hit the dirt road that should be labelled "Powerline Trail". Go west on Powerline Trail, it will get steep. Go past the sign warning you that the trail is uphill only (for bikes) and that there are "Hazardous sections ahead".

Once things begin to flatten out you'll reach a T in the trail with singletrack heading in both directions. Don't go right it is a hiking trail only. To the left is the beginning of Ginny Trail.

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Mar 24, 2019
Patrick Burns
All in all a fairly miserable climb.
Nov 14, 2016
romy odaniel
Grueling up hill.
Sep 4, 2016
Raúl Gross

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  1.9 from 14 votes

#25110

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#2,295

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#25,110

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Daniel Williams
Fort Collins, CO
Daniel Williams   Fort Collins, CO
This trail is just stupid. Its a hell of a climb but worth it. If you want to push yourself and see just what you can do uphill this is the trail for it. Jun 25, 2015

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