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Lower Park Run

 5 votes

Length

7.9 Miles 12.7 Kilometers


65%

Singletrack

Elevation

868' 264 m

Ascent

-857' -261 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

6,537' 1,993 m

High

6,270' 1,911 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 21 days ago
Dry: Although erosion is a problem, trail conditions are good History

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A run through a not commonly ridden area.

Vance Fast

Overview

These are a series of trails that run through the valleys and foothills in the Pulpit Rock area.
Features: -none-
Dogs: Off-leash

Need to Know

Every now and then a chunk of trail is completely missing due to erosion. A good bunny hop usually fixes it but if you get it wrong you could get really hurt. A lot of technical climbing and descending by the foothills.

Description

Even though it starts out mellow, when you get close to the edge of the hills it gets very rocky. Keep your eyes peeled because every now and then a chunk of trail is completely missing due to erosion. A good bunny hop usually fixes it but if you get it wrong you could get really hurt.

As you climb towards the foot of the hill, the climb get very technical. At one point, you'll wonder if this trail is made out of large rocks solely (but in a fun way). You'll also have many deep ravines that shoot right back up so keep your speed if possible. For being in the middle of town, this is a series of trails that will keep your skills sharp.

The trail set has everything; steep, technical climbs, fast, steep descents with slick rock gravel and anything else to wipe out on. There are places to flow downhill or catch some air. When that is all done, it also has a great lookout point. I would play higher in the hills in the summer and keep this set for your winter riding pleasures. Keep a mindful eye out for hikers as they are everywhere.

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Aug 10, 2016
Allen Tanner
With Ute Valley to the west and Palmer to the east, Pulpit Rock is certainly the ugly sister... 7.9mi

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