Dallas Trail #200
ElevationAscent: 2,859' 871 m
Descent: -4,542' -1,384 m
High: 10,910' 3,325 m
Low: 7,571' 2,308 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 65% (33°)
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“A long trail spanning from the lower slopes of Wolcott Mountain to near Hwy 550.”— Tom Robson
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
The trail can be accessed from a number of spots. Two fun outings both start at the popular Blue Lake Trail trailhead.
1) Going east from the trailhead, you can combine a section of this trail with Blaine Basin Trail - Upper Segment to reach a great open encircled with rugged mountains and carpeted with wildflowers. This segment of Dallas Trail crosses Wilson Creek several times. The first crossing is over East Fork Dallas Creek is a solid bridge.
After that, the crossings are over multi-log bridges. If you are looking at a single log or jumping from rock to rock then look around and see if there isn't a multi-log bridge just out of sight. The reward of Blaine Basin is worth the effort.
2) Going west from the trailhead, Dallas Trail alternates between forest and open meadows. In the open meadows, you get grand views of the surrounding mountains. At about 1.5 miles, in you reach a big meadow which the trail skirts along the edge. Be sure to look back to see Mt Sneffels and its mighty neighbors.
The trail rises gradually for the first mile or so and then drops quickly down to a sloped meadow. The trail re-enters the woods and switches to a series of small rises and falls. At times, the trail suddenly pops out of the woods and offers up a grand view of mountains. When you are in amongst the aspen, watch for bear claw marks on some of the tree bark - they show up as four parallel short lines.