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Madhouse Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.2 mile 5.1 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 452' 138 m
Descent: -857' -261 m
High: 7,522' 2,293 m
Low: 6,722' 2,049 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

A less-good alternative to the Mad Creek Trail.

Nick Wilder

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Description

From the Mad Creek Trail, go back down the road a quarter mile and look for a dirt road heading east and uphill. There are confusing private property signs here, but the road is the correct public access point (just don't go off it). Pass two cattle gates and leave them closed behind you.

Past the gates, follow the road up a steep, steady, hot, and exposed climb. It's smooth, so just grind it out and it gets prettier and easier as you get near the top. Pass through a beautiful meadow, then through a pass and down the other side in to Mad Creek. This second section is more lush and more enjoyable riding. You'll end with a bridge crossing that connects to the Mad Creek Trail.

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Jul 20, 2019
Ryan Wendell
Aug 20, 2016
Tom McKim
Aug 19, 2016
Tom McKim
May 29, 2016
Jeff Lube

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The lusher side of Madhouse Trail
Jun 25, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
The big meadow crossing on Madhouse Trail.  Love the wild lupine!
Jun 25, 2014 near Steambo…, CO

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