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black Raccoon Trail

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2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 217' 66 m
Descent: -564' -172 m
High: 9,444' 2,878 m
Low: 8,880' 2,706 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

Varied quality option to the Mule Trail

Nick Wilder

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Description

Parts of this trail are easy and wide cruiser, but a quarter mile stretch (just below Panorama Point) is quite steep, washed out, and will have to be walked by many. Despite that section, this is an option the Mule Deer Trail that has less overall climbing (of course, you could just take Gap Road to avoid both of these little "lobes" off the north side of Gap Road).

It is WELL worth going up to the viewpoint decks for amazing views of the Indian Peaks, Longs Peak, and the continental divide. Despite traversing just below, this trail does not have any of those big views, though it is a nice stretch of forest.

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Jun 3, 2017
Clint Durbin
May 13, 2017
Raúl Gross
Trail mismarked on this map. It is the more eastern trail.
Oct 29, 2016
Paul Billings
Oct 3, 2016
Jared Crockett
Only rode it east to west, so the tough part was downhill. The rest is very pretty but a significant amount of the trail feels like double-track.
Jun 12, 2016
SJ KY
1.1mi
Nov 9, 2014
Leah Brenner

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