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Burro Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 230' 70 m
Descent: -394' -120 m
High: 8,110' 2,472 m
Low: 7,824' 2,385 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A steep alternate to completing the eastern most portion of Mountain Lion.

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Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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You'll need a CO Parks and Wildlife pass to park a vehicle. Day passes are self-pay and cost $7 (cash-only).

Be cautious at the first trail junction after starting out in this trail - there is a hiking only (no bikes allowed) Burro Trail that splits off to the right. The junction, like most others in the park, is well signed so take a moment to verify that you are on the correct trail.

Description

After riding down a short section of service road, look for singletrack to split off to the right. Keep an eye out for a trail marker on the right side of the trail and turn onto that trail when you see it. Enjoy the fun but brief downhill through a meadow and prepare for another grind after a creek crossing.

This climb is almost as steep as the one on Mountain Lion/Burro Trail Connector but the trail is true singletrack by that point. Odds are that if you're riding this trail, you've just completed the first two thirds of the Mountain Lion trail which should mean that your legs will feel pretty shot. This climb wont help. For even the strongest climbers among us, this climb will be a challenge given the large roots and rocks that must be navigated.

Eventually, you'll top out and the trail will run into Mountain Lion again. Turn right to continue the clockwise direction on Mountain Lion, return to Forgotten Valley and gain access to Buffalo Trail.

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