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An old wagon trail that has over grown into great singletrack with beautiful views of the valley.


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Map Key

6.0

Miles

9.6

KM

Singletrack

9,012' 2,747 m

High

8,154' 2,485 m

Low

496' 151 m

Up

924' 282 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This is an easy, scenic trail with a few technical spots that can be walked. The trail runs between Georgetown to Dumont. There is exposure the entire route so watch for trees and rocks that may move you toward the edge. After a rain the edges of the trail are softer and more prone to give way. The route provides a view of Alvarado Cemetery graveyard and the remains of the Silver Creek Town site.
biking

I-70 Georgetown Exit #228, Park in Historic Downtown Georgetown, on your bike go south on 6th Street to its end at the Energy Museum, make a left then a right onto Biddle Street, at Main Street make a left heading east, take Main to Saxon Mountain Road, follow this to the last house and enter what appears to be a driveway, this is the start of the trailhead.

The final 1.5 miles is a difficult but broad jeep trail. Skill in riding over moving rocks and boulders is helpful here.

Upon exiting the jeep trail you can return to Georgetown by riding Alvarado Road which has a wide bike path.

You can make the ride an out and back or you can loop on the road.

There are several easy sections, but even on the easy sections you have to be vigilant. Due to the fall hazard, the harder sections are walked by most people. Some sections are screaming easy as long as you dont go off the side. Most are difficult.

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Jim Moss

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 24 votes

#5

in Georgetown

#12834

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Trail Rankings

#5

in Georgetown

#1,325

in Colorado

#12,834

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The old stone wall from the mining trail is a great feature along this trail. It does make the narrow, technical sections more engaging having the drop-off so close.
Jul 17, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
The large slab in the picture pinches the trail to about 18" so you may want to walk your bike at this point.
Jul 6, 2014 near Georgetown, CO
Trail looking West, I-70 can be seen in the upper right of the photos
Jul 6, 2014 near Georgetown, CO
The stone wall from the old mining trail contributes to the exposure along most of the trail.
Jul 17, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
Solid trail looking North East but exposure is constant
Jul 6, 2014 near Georgetown, CO
Looking north towards the Empire exit off I-70
Jul 6, 2014 near Georgetown, CO
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