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blueBlack Telegraph

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 564' 172 m
Descent: -226' -69 m
High: 7,531' 2,295 m
Low: 6,989' 2,130 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Patrick Yarbrough

The standard trail for accessing the rest of the Telegraph trail system from Horse gulch.

Patrick Yarbrough

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

From the Meadow Loop, you'll come across a sign post and junction marking the beginning of the Telegraph trail. This trail is fairly steep with some obstacles and executes one giant switchback with great views of Horse Gulch and the La Plata Mountains the whole way up.

Eventually it reaches a bench at the top, from which you can descend back into Horse gulch via Anasazi Descent, or take Telegraph 2 or Crites Connect to access many other trails in Carbon Junction or Big Canyon.

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Check-Ins

Jun 2, 2019
John W.
Epic ride with Katie, Hannah, and Ben
Aug 2, 2018
Justin Hofmann
Jul 22, 2018
Jordan Smith
May 28, 2017
Pistola Straate
May 13, 2017
Michelle Clark-Conley
Mar 21, 2017
Ray Benton
Real muddy.
Aug 14, 2016
Sandyclimbs40 Vojik
Apr 7, 2016
Pistola Straate
Very cool climb out of Horse Gulch. Opens up very fun backside decents

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 18 votes

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  3.9 from 18 votes
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Trail Rankings

#383

in Colorado

#4,262

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3,102 Since Oct 21, 2013
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