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A connector between St. Mary's Trail and Foresters Trail / Jones #701.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Singletrack

10,980' 3,347 m

High

9,972' 3,040 m

Low

1,140' 347 m

Up

782' 238 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

71%

Max Grade (35°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Nelson's Trail #672 can be accessed FS Road 381 via Gold Camp Road or from St. Mary's Trail.

It is a BRUTAL climb over the ridge (11,000ft) which leads to Mt. Rosa (11,504-foot/3,506 m). The descent is very technical with large rock gardens (>24"), Pike's granite scree, and high grades. It is a means to an end, used to access Foresters Trail / Jones #701 or Pipeline Trail #668.

Other options include Gold Camp Road or find a friend to shuttle up to FS 379 via Old Stage Road.

Contacts

Shared By:

Allen Tanner

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 3 votes

#23032

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  3.3 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2,163

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Stopping at the apex, 11,000 ft.
Jul 16, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
Rock garden gnar on the back side.
Jul 16, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
Pike's granite scree all along the trail.
Jul 16, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
Brutal climb on Nelson's.
Jul 16, 2016 near Manitou…, CO

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