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A steep up and down trail with tight turns that provides a good challenge in beautiful terrain.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Singletrack

6,463' 1,970 m

High

5,820' 1,774 m

Low

642' 196 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Winter seasonal closure for this BLM land is Dec. 1st through April 15th.

Description

Use this trail to ride up to (or down from) the Colorow Trail Spur for a great view above the town of New Castle. Be aware of very steep portions and v-shaped switchbacks that will challenge you to stay on the pedals both up and down.

The trail is mostly smooth as it makes its way through a forest of pinion and juniper. Look for views to occasionally open up to the south and the north.

Keep in mind that this trail is very popular with hikers and dog walkers. Don't forget to yield and say hello when encountering other trail users on this close to town, two-way trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mike Pritchard with improvements by Kristen Arendt and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 17 votes

#8844

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  3.8 from 17 votes
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Trail Rankings

#867

in Colorado

#8,844

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Photos

Rolling up an easier and flatter part of Colorow East.
Jun 1, 2016 near New Castle, CO
The terrain and dirt along the Colorow Trail East goes through a lot of variations.
May 20, 2017 near New Castle, CO
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May 4, 2024
Corina Lindley
Apr 30, 2023
Private User
Sep 17, 2021
C B
Apr 27, 2021
Jesse Langenback
Apr 25, 2021
Cara Hubbell
11.2mi — 2h 19m
May 15, 2020
Drew W
Jun 1, 2019
Pamela Jensen
Very steep with extremely tight switchbacks. Some loose rocks with one very technical section of rocks. 5mi — 1h 15m
Apr 26, 2017
Jud Lang
East side easier up. West side fun going down. 3.8mi
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