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blueBlack Columbine Trail

Trail

4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,452' 443 m
Descent: -459' -140 m
High: 7,360' 2,243 m
Low: 6,274' 1,912 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)

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Trail shared by Vance Fast

This a fun ride from Upper Gold Camp down to the Open Space. Great views and hairy switchbacks.

Vance Fast

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Description

Columbine trail winds through the Cheyenne Canyon starting at the east end of the canyon and ending by Helen Hunt Falls.

There are three trailheads (Lower, Mid and Upper) that are all accessible from the main road so you can access this trail at different points. To cover the full distance, start from the Lower Trailhead located behind the Starsmore Discover Center.

For the first mile the trail follows the road through but once you reach the Middle Trailhead, the route will take you up the north side of the canyon. Though the trail will be steep in parts, the ascent is generally not too difficult. You'll still have earned a run descent by the time you reach the top! Enjoy the views along the way until you reach the end of the trail just above the Helen Hunt Falls.

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Feb 12, 2019
Matthew Duncan
Starting at middle columbine trail
Aug 29, 2018
Daniel Daniel
Jul 13, 2018
Claire Moty
Went only a few miles up here because it was intense climbing. Very pretty but steep. Not too technical. Went down fast and stopped at solid grounds 4mi
May 7, 2018
Allen Tanner
Nov 5, 2017
Katie Purdy
Nov 5, 2017
Rich Purdy
DEEP peat gravel
Oct 12, 2017
Kevin Sagely
Love it 4.1mi
Sep 17, 2017
Chris Winter

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  3.7 from 20 votes

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#414

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#4,513

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