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Pierson Park Road

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A rugged dirt track connecting Estes to Meeker on the flanks of Twin Sister's Peak.


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8.5

Miles

13.7

KM

Doubletrack

9,329' 2,844 m

High

8,164' 2,488 m

Low

1,791' 546 m

Up

1,413' 431 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Pierson Park Road is a nice long stretch of quiet and isolated doubletrack that can be easily combined with other trails for a grand mid-elevation adventure.

From Cabin Creek Road in Meeker head up through the Forest Service gate (locked since the 2013 flood) on the sometimes eroded and steep Pierson Park Road (#119). While generally rideable, there are a few steep sections that will likely have you pushing.

A huge wash out from the 2013 flood after about 6 miles poses some route finding challenges- when heading toward Estes it is necessary to climb a bit while crossing the washout to connect with the track on the other side. The northern 3 miles were regraded since the flood and are in good shape. There is no parking at the northern end due to private property, but there is a large dirt area at the southern end off of Cabin Creek Road. This can be ridden in either direction with a similar level of difficulty.

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Shared By:

Jim Mapes

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  3.0 from 7 votes

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Shady and loose
Oct 13, 2014 near Estes Park, CO
One of many gullied sections on Pierson Park Road
Oct 13, 2014 near Estes Park, CO

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Jul 19, 2019
Sheri Vernier
Windy 4wd Dirt road with some steep inclines through the top of the mountain, lots of dispersed camping. Rode for an hour before sunset.
Aug 1, 2018
Joseph Sneed
22mi — 2h 30m
Jun 22, 2018
Steve Q Public
Jeep trail, steep and sustained. ORV traffic. Meh overall. Seeing the Twin Sisters slide area from the 2013 flood is cool.
Jun 4, 2018
S Hallett
I rode out and back from the Pierson road cut off. Great doubletrack till you get to the rock slide. Pick your way through, following orange tags. 12.9mi
May 12, 2018
Jason Lykins
Apr 28, 2018
Cdilis Melis
Aug 22, 2016
Michael Juergens
Very challenging climb with great downhill. 8.5mi — 1h 35m