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Wildcat Mountain Trail

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Great views of the South Metro and the Front Range from atop Wildcat Mountain.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Singletrack

6,360' 1,938 m

High

6,287' 1,916 m

Low

73' 22 m

Up

11' 3 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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TRAIL CLOSED INDEFINITELY for Golden Eagle Nesting. This page will be updated when Wildcat Trail re-opens.

Description

On the Wildcat Mountain network of trails in the HRCA Backcountry Open Space, this loop is an overall easy and fast singletrack. Beware of other hikers on the trail seeking the same great view from the Wildcat Mountain overlook. There is one small, easy/intermediate technical section near the overlook to make this loop even more interesting.

This loop can be accessed by parking at the Rocky Heights Middle School and riding up the Douglas County East/West trail that parallels Monarch Blvd. Once you crest the top of Monarch, you'll see the gate and signage marking the entrance of the Wildcat Mountain trail area.

This loop can also be accessed more directly by driving up Monarch Blvd from Rocky Heights Middle School, cresting the hill and turning left into a small parking area by the horse corral. From there, it's a short connector ride (0.2mi) to the gate leading into the Wildcat Mountain trail area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Netland with improvements by Chris Conley

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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#674

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Front Range
Sep 16, 2016 near Carriag…, CO
Great ride out on the trails
Jun 28, 2015 near Carriag…, CO
Looking west towards the overlook.
Sep 16, 2016 near Carriag…, CO
Pause and check out the views at the overlook, just off the trail
Jun 17, 2015 near Carriag…, CO
Backcountry, Highlands Ranch, CO.
Oct 21, 2018 near Carriag…, CO
Trail intersections and segment distances are well marked.
Jun 17, 2015 near Carriag…, CO

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