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Cheesman Ranch (Trail 17)

 3.0 (3)

5.4 Miles 8.7 Kilometers


Doubletrack

617' 188 m

Ascent

-603' -184 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

9,720' 2,963 m

High

9,183' 2,799 m

Low

Shared By Allen Tanner

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A 5+ mile loop through the north end of Mueller State Park.

Allen Tanner

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Family Friendly Easy doubletrack trails without large elevation changes.

Description

From Highway 24, turn south on Highway 67 and drive about four miles. On the right (west) side of the road will be the entrance to Mueller State Park. A fee is required at the entrance. Drive to the end of the paved loop and the parking is available at the trailhead.

The loop begins counterclockwise and is easy doubletrack. There are many alternative trails along the way, but this loop follows Trail 17. The path winds through aspen and pine groves and grassy meadows.

At the northernmost point of the trail an old barn with equipment still stands. Further along the trail, the path runs by the Cheesman Ranch. The trail then climbs back to the trailhead, winding between Pikes granite boulders.

Hikers and horses can also be encountered on the trail. Be courteous and yield right of way.

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Sep 2, 2017
Dave Kintz
Not the best ride - lots of loose sand and wash outs 5.4mi
Aug 13, 2016
Allen Tanner

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  3.0 from 3 votes

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Dave Kintz
Colorado Springs
Dave Kintz   Colorado Springs
I would say that this trail is far from beginner friendly. NW section as lots of steep grades, erosion washouts, and areas of soft sand on the trail. Trail gets a bit confusing for newer riders up near the ranch since the trail converts from dirt/sand to grass. Yes...you will be riding on grass for a bit. Sep 3, 2017
da bre  
Agree with Kintz, sand, grass, etc. If you start at NW out of camp grounds, immediate steep grade, fun, but make sure brakes are tip top shape. All the grade is in steep decent, little bit of flat, then what seems like never ending climbs. Technicality is beginner level as long as they stay under control on descent, but the steep down gradual up is a leg burner, beginner would not have fun imo unless they are in good shape and love a leg workout. Vistas are awesome though. Jul 2, 2018

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