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Grazing Elk Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 2.9 (16)

Easy trail with scenic views of the Ken Caryl valley.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Singletrack

6,100' 1,859 m

High

5,836' 1,779 m

Low

267' 81 m

Up

221' 67 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

A seasonal closure around the Grazing Elk Trail allows elk and mule deer critical access to the range. Please help wildlife by respecting these closures.

Description

This is an easy trail for beginners that connects the Deer Creek Canyon trail system to other South Valley trails.

Views of the Dakota and Lyons hogbacks as well as red sandstone formations make the ride enjoyable.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ryan Hickman with improvements by Veronica W

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 16 votes

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  2.9 from 16 votes
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#1,408

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Photos

A clockwise loop of Grazing Elk Trail
Aug 17, 2019 near Ken Caryl, CO
Climbing up Grazing Elk trail just after the road crossing
Jun 9, 2019 near Ken Caryl, CO
Passing through a small ravine on Grazing Elk trail
Jun 9, 2019 near Ken Caryl, CO
Steepest section returning back to South Valey
Jun 4, 2018 near Ken Caryl, CO

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Jun 4, 2020
Lauren La Rocca
Steep but easy uphill start. Singletrack 3 mile loop with some gravel. Pretty ride & nice for a quick loop. Enough uphill for me to get a nice sweat.
May 11, 2020
Caitlin G
3.1mi
Apr 25, 2020
Caitlin G
3.1mi
Apr 7, 2020
Lianna Scholz
S Valley Parking Lot up Coyote Song to Prairie Valley to Grazing Elk, loop & back — 0h 45m
Mar 24, 2020
Caitlin G
3.1mi
Mar 18, 2020
Caitlin G
always a fun time 3.1mi
Dec 11, 2019
Grayson Barber
Jul 13, 2019
Caitlin G