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blue Brainard Lake Snowshoe Trail

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2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 407' 124 m
Descent: -138' -42 m
High: 10,353' 3,156 m
Low: 10,081' 3,073 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Jonathan Pierce

A well-traveled trail that makes for great fatbiking in the winter.

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From the Brainard Lake winter TH, head to the gate station. To the left, you'll see a well-marked trail. If you're here in winter, be sure to stay off the ski only trails (they are usually marked) and stay on the snowshoe trails (marked with blue and white snowshoeing figure on the trees).

This is also a summer use trail that provides alternate connectivity between the Sourdough Trail - Southern Half and Brainard Lake Recreation Area.

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Aaron Stoneberger
Denver, CO
Aaron Stoneberger   Denver, CO
I would not recommend mountain biking this trail during the summer. The trail is littered with downed trees and it is extremely easy to lose the trail since it is not used a lot in the summer. I would even go as far to hesitate to recommend hiking on this trail. I haven't ridden this in the winter, so I can't speak to the difficulty of the ride on snow, but it is extremely difficult and frustrating to ride in the summer. Aug 12, 2015
Anonymous User
Anonymous User  
Just rode this trail and wouldn't do it again in summer...too much carrying bikes over obstables as Aaron said. Sep 5, 2016
O'Donell Karen
Longmont, CO
O'Donell Karen   Longmont, CO
I just tried this trail and it was hard to follow, it basically went along a little culvert/wash/creekbed and then would open into big bogs where you had to find trail markers and wade in water. I was pretty miserable in the end but sure grateful to get back to Brainard Lake Rd ... kind of a miracle! ;-) It might be nice w/snow on it for snowshoeing or cross country sking but not for mt. biking. Oct 21, 2017

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