Greenhorn Gulch Adventure
ElevationAscent: 4,317' 1,316 m
Descent: -4,328' -1,319 m
High: 7,653' 2,333 m
Low: 5,876' 1,791 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
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“A stunning western landscape with narrow singletrack and a riot of springtime wildflowers.”— Leslie Kehmeier
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
Start the route by climbing on Cow Creek Trail from the trailhead. The route twists westward into the hilly rock-strewn grasslands and ghostly fire-scorched forests. Stay right at Mahoney Ridge Trail, descending all the way to a three-way intersection with Mahoney Butte Trail and Lodgepole Gulch.
Stay right again and starting the second climb of the route. This section tops out at the Mahoney - Lodgepole Connector. Go left here as the route turns downhill again. Stay left at Mahoney Butte Trail while enjoying a long descent back towards the trailhead.
Turn right on Greenhorn Trail to begin the last sustained climb of the day. You'll be traversing the south side of Mahoney Butte, working towards the top end of the Imperial Gulch Trail.
Stay left on Imperial Gulch Trail to finish the route with a long, grin-inducing descent through aspen groves with stunning views to the east.