Dawson Butte Open Space Trail

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5.0 Miles 8.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

398' 121 m

Ascent

-405' -123 m

Descent

6,841' 2,085 m

High

6,531' 1,991 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

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A five mile loop through forested areas with open meadows and views of the Front Range Mountains.

Richard Cota

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The five-mile loop trail on Dawson Butte Open Space travels through mostly forested areas with open meadows and views of the Front Range Mountains. The trail follows gently rolling terrain but near the bottom or southwest part of the trail, there's a section with a lot of sand.

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Nov 15, 2016
Tommy Delgado
Fun flowing. Patches of sand 5.1mi
Nov 11, 2016
J Erik Hartel
Oct 17, 2016
Damian Paul
5.4mi
Oct 6, 2016
Damian Paul
5.3mi
Sep 20, 2016
Damian Paul
5.3mi
Sep 18, 2016
Damian Paul
5.4mi
Aug 21, 2016
Bryan Walsh
5mi
Aug 13, 2016
Chris Plucinski
Great trail. So much fun 5mi — 10h 20m

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  3.3 from 11 votes

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A great little ride. Lots of curves and short climbs through the woods. 1st time there We spooked up a heard of about 200 elk. Bad part is this is also a horse trail. Aug 24, 2014


I generally like coming here. Very scenic and great for a quick ride at lunch time. It's a popular equestrian trail though, so sometimes you do have to deal with the occasional bigotry or even threat (just once for me) just for showing up on wheels. If there are no horse trailers in the lot, you're good. If there are, it's a good 80% chance that you're still okay and will run across some friendly folks as long as you're polite. The other 20% of the time can make for an unpleasant experience. Apr 1, 2015


I ride both horses and MTB at this park - I have found both communities to be respectful and polite - share the trail - don't be a jerk or act like you are the only group that has a right to be here - it goes a long way. My horse can spook, my bike - not so much, be aware on the trails - have fun out there! Jul 15, 2016


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