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Dawson Butte Open Space Trail

Easy

Trail

5.0 mile 8.0 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 398' 121 m
Descent: -405' -123 m
High: 6,841' 2,085 m
Low: 6,531' 1,991 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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

Richard Cota

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Family Friendly Easy ride, lot's of people and horses on the trail.

The trail is also used by hikers and horseback riders, and pets on a leash are allowed.

Need to Know

Be aware, this is a multi-purpose trail, hikers, bikers and horses are permitted on the trail.

Description

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.

Going clockwise from the parking lot, the first two miles of the trail are through meadows populated with stands of scrub oak. This portion of the trail descends about 400 feet. At the two-mile mark, the trail begins to climb and for the next two miles passes through a Ponderosa pine forest. A picnic area is located at mile three.

The trail climbs steadily for the last three miles, and after mile four passes through the top of a meadow before ending at the parking lot. Multiple side trails allow for a customized ride of varying distances. The trail provides numerous excellent views of the Front Range and the Palmer Divide.

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Check-Ins

May 13, 2020
Daniel Bailin
May 10, 2020
Eric B
5mi — 1h 38m
May 10, 2020
Josh Holmes
Danielle on her old bike... getting more comfortable! 6mi — 1h 00m
Apr 11, 2020
Michele Magnuson
4.9mi — 0h 45m
Aug 11, 2019
Jim Wyatt
Jul 9, 2019
Shannon V
Jun 29, 2019
Scott Wilkinson
Jun 29, 2019
Madelynn Swager
5mi — 2h 10m

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  3.5 from 37 votes

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  3.5 from 37 votes
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Trail Rankings

#150

in Colorado

#544

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6,281 Since Sep 5, 2013
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Photos

Looking towards Perry Park and Rampart Range
Jul 24, 2019 near Perry Park, CO
Flowing singletrack ideal for young riders.
Jul 9, 2016 near Perry Park, CO
Plenty of curious wildlife nearby Dawson's Butte.
Jul 24, 2019 near Perry Park, CO
A group of deer just next to the trail.
Jul 24, 2019 near Perry Park, CO
Dawson Butte.
Jul 9, 2016 near Perry Park, CO
A peaceful meadow and the Front Range Foothills.
Jun 6, 2017 near Perry Park, CO

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