New Castle Buford Rd. to Mansfield Ditch Loop Ride

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20.3 Miles 32.6 Kilometers


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3,625' 1,105 m

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-3,626' -1,105 m

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9,066' 2,763 m

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6,715' 2,047 m

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27%

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Aug 23, 2016
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Buford Road is a very good warm-up climb, on a smooth road with a gradual grade. An alternate climb is the Cherry Creek singletrack but that is a much harder grunt of a climb. Once on top, you have the option of going right and immediately towards the Mansfield Ditch trail, or you can continue on the Buford Road for ten miles of fast smooth up-and-down until you get to the Clark Ridge trail. Clark Ridge starts out as a road but turns to old ranch road and then singletrack, and totals about ten miles to its interconnection with the Mansfield Ditch trail. This bigger loop is approx. 40 miles, and adds 1,500' of vertical. It is not technical, but you need good fitness and a sense of adventure, as the trail is faint in places and you gotta follow your thrid eye (and your map). My best way to describe the Mansfield Ditch trail is that it is like the Glenwood Springs Scout Trail but on steroids, with an easier finish descent. Aug 2, 2016


how many trees were still down? Aug 10, 2016


sorry for thye slow reply Ben. There no trees down that I can remember of, so clean riding. Aug 14, 2016


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