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Epic alpine scenery on the Colorado Trail through Blackhawk Pass and Section Point.


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11.3

Miles

18.1

KM

Singletrack

11,983' 3,653 m

High

10,401' 3,170 m

Low

1,502' 458 m

Up

2,197' 670 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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This is an extremely scenic, can't-miss-it section of the Colorado Trail that leads through iconic Blackhawk Pass and Section Point. There is some hike-a-bike going through the pass with great riding on either side. It can be ridden as a loop going counter-clockwise out of Rico, CO via Scotch Creek - Forest Road 580, Circle Trail, and Silver Creek Road, or by using Hermosa Park Road (Barlow Creek).

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Climbing on the Colorado Trail.
May 27, 2024 near Rico, CO
Decent off of Blackhawk Pass.
Oct 19, 2020 near Rico, CO
View of the San Juans
May 27, 2024 near Rico, CO
Descending off the top of Blackhawk Pass.
May 27, 2024 near Rico, CO
It's a long climb up Blackhawk Pass!
Aug 28, 2018 near Rico, CO
2011 ride
Oct 27, 2013 near Rico, CO
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Aug 10, 2022
C MAC
Do this ride as a loop: Start/Stop at Upper Hermosa Creek Trail parking. You wont regret it. 25.7mi — 3h 47m
Jul 13, 2021
Private User
Sep 29, 2018
Colin Hughes
Aug 25, 2018
Don Childrey
11.3mi
Aug 12, 2018
Josh Borof
May 30, 2018
Kristian Keane
May 27, 2018
Ben Calvert
Sep 4, 2016
Andrea Tupy
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