Dawson Butte Open Space Trail

 16 votes

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%

Max Grade (5°)

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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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Jun 13, 2017
Allison Kimball
Beautiful mellow trail w Dad
Jun 10, 2017
Greg Manestar
A nice ride with some great views. Ideal for beginners if they have the strength to power through the final climb which is almost entirely soft sand.
May 31, 2017
Lance Freeman
Great ride. 4.6mi
May 6, 2017
Meghan Hollaback
5mi — 0h 50m
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

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  3.3 from 16 votes

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Conditions


Minor Issues 45 days ago
Dry: Deep, deep sand and lots of horse poop everywhere, especially blind turns.
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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


Really nice relaxing ride, but rather annoying horse owners let their horses just poop all over the trail and don't clean it up... May 7, 2017


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