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Stephanie's Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (8)

A short but really fun connector trail between Section 16 and Gold Camp Rd.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Singletrack

6,741' 2,055 m

High

6,582' 2,006 m

Low

47' 14 m

Up

163' 50 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Stephanie's was built from scratch in 2009 by all-volunteer labor from Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates (originally known as Zipline).

It's a fun, twisty singletrack with a short, highly technical section in the middle. It can be ridden in either direction and has some fantastic vistas.

The top end (South) is marked and located at the cable gate in the large parking lot on Gold Camp Road. Just a few dozen yards in, the trail splits. Stephanie's is the left hand fork. Midway down the trail, it forks again. To the left is the shorter, easier fork; to the right is the "Bonus Loop", which takes you out to the end of a rock fin with an exceptional view up Bear Creek Canyon.

Both forks end at the same place, where you drop down the sandstone fin on some highly technical terrain. Clear that and it's a short trip down to the creek crossing. Stay to the left as you approach the creek for a rideable crossing.

Once across the creek and on the road, look for the post marking the short climb up to the Section 16 parking lot.

Fun fact: Stephanie's is named Stephanie the cat, which was buried somewhere near the trail. We found a ceramic marker with her name and a picture while building the trail.

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  3.9 from 8 votes

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Bear Creek Canyon View
Apr 6, 2013 near Manitou…, CO
Stephanie's marker.  Found when building the trail, hence the trail's name!
Apr 6, 2013 near Manitou…, CO
Entrance to Stephanie's
Apr 6, 2013 near Colorad…, CO

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May 18, 2020
Alan Vinge
May 24, 2018
PJ S
Nov 29, 2017
Allen Tanner
Oct 22, 2017
Ben Lewis
Really nice
Apr 12, 2017
Daniel Vanorsdale
Beautiful views 1.9mi
Feb 11, 2017
Beck Hickman
Downhill trail with a few technical spots, one of which I had to walk due to several drops offs.