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Wetlands Connector Trail

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 3.7 (17)

Just an add-on trail after the Waterton Canyon ride if you still want more.


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Map Key

4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

Singletrack

5,510' 1,680 m

High

5,434' 1,656 m

Low

52' 16 m

Up

81' 25 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Parking is at the Waterton Canyon trailhead which is open to the public. I rode this after riding the popular Waterton Canyon trail - just got back to the parking lot and wanted a little more riding. They are decent singletrack trails along the Platte River and the small lakes south of Chatfield Reservoir. There's barely any elevation change.

Trails have some tree cover to keep you cool and is quite nice next to the river. WATCH OUT FOR POISON IVY! It's there, but it can be avoided if you know what you're looking for. (Leaves of three, let it be!)

Contacts

Shared By:

Steve Wagner with improvements by Veronica W

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 17 votes

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  3.7 from 17 votes
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#851

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#9,037

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Photos

Part of the trail that runs along the river. Clearly maintained and quite smooth.
Jul 30, 2018 near Roxboro…, CO
Some of the thicker vegetation along the trail. trail surface is packed dirt and very smooth.
Jul 30, 2018 near Roxboro…, CO
POV of the Wetlands Connector Trail - Chatfield State Park
Jun 1, 2019 near Roxboro…, CO

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May 23, 2021
Jessica Ruark
Nice little jont around quiet lakes. Busy area on a Sunday. 5mi
Apr 25, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Mar 7, 2021
Elizabeth Dee
6.7mi
Jun 23, 2020
Matt Orrin
May 22, 2020
Eric B
4.9mi — 0h 45m
Apr 11, 2020
Mike Ingalls
Sep 2, 2019
Claus Dieter
8.8mi — 0h 57m
Aug 25, 2019
Chad Wildeman
Took my wife on her first MTB course. This was a nice and easy course for her. A lot of horse manure on the trail though. 4.9mi — 1h 15m