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CT - Segment 27: Hotel Draw Road to Kennebec

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A classic, challenging high elevation stretch of singletrack with views to remember.


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21.2

Miles

34.2

KM

Singletrack

12,286' 3,745 m

High

10,326' 3,147 m

Low

3,883' 1,184 m

Up

2,666' 813 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Commonly Bikepacked

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Description

This is one of the more difficult segments of the Colorado Trail. There is very limited water and over seven continuous miles of trail above treeline.

The trail, starting at Hotel Draw, continues south to gradually climb to treeline. Once above treeline, Indian Trail Ridge consists of a series of steep talus ridges. For almost all riders, mandatory hike-a-bikes will be encountered. These steep slopes are fun, loose rocky descents that challenge experienced riders. Individuals should be prepared for moderate exposure and be warned of heightened risk of lightning exposure.

The steep descent to Taylor Lake at the end of this segment is highly enjoyable!

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Michael Remke

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  4.9 from 8 votes

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  4.9 from 8 votes
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Photos

Rob Bergstrom on Indian Trail Ridge aka Colorado Trail nearing Kennebec Pass in the LaPlata Mountains riding from Bolam Pass to Durango, August 2008.
May 13, 2013 near Rico, CO
Ahhh, the Colorado Trail!
Aug 28, 2018 near Rico, CO
The view from Indian Trail Ridge.
Aug 10, 2016 near Rico, CO
Views along ridge
Aug 17, 2020 near Rico, CO
Dude, check out that view!
Aug 28, 2018 near Rico, CO
Indian trail ridge
Aug 17, 2020 near Rico, CO

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