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Resolution Mountain Road #702

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

7.5 mile 12.0 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,533' 772 m
Descent: -344' -105 m
High: 11,740' 3,578 m
Low: 9,207' 2,806 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by D L

A grinding climb along a shared-use road topping out at Ptarmigan Pass.

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Description

Resolution Mountain Road is the last leg of the Dirty Copper Triangle. The road is an extremely popular 4-wheel drive road, heavily promoted by commercial rental operations. Couple this with a brutal 5.5 mile climb averaging over 10% grade for the top 2.5 miles, and the final 1.5 miles at nearly 14% can make this climb frustrating.

There are three distinct road intersections along this climb: the first near the bottom with 708, McAllister Gulch Road on the left; the second 715, Pearl Creek Road on the right at 1.5 miles; and the last 751, Ptarmigan Road above timberline on the left 1/2 mile from the summit of Ptarmigan Pass. Top out at Ptarmigan Pass, and exalt in the fact that you've made it to the top!

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#2,808

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The trail isn't special up here, but the views are!
Jul 3, 2014 near Brecken…, CO
View east from Ptarmigan Pass.
Jul 3, 2014 near Brecken…, CO
The top of Resolution Road
Jul 3, 2014 near Brecken…, CO
The final stretch up Road 747
Jul 3, 2014 near Brecken…, CO
Lookout for the sheep on Resolution Rd.!
Jul 22, 2013 near Brecken…, CO

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