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Lower Park Run

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

7.9 mile 12.7 kilometer point to point
65% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 868' 264 m
Descent: -857' -261 m
High: 6,537' 1,993 m
Low: 6,270' 1,911 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Vance Fast

A run through a not commonly ridden area.

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Overview

These are a series of trails that run through the valleys and foothills in the Pulpit Rock area.

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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Apr 9, 2019
Chris W
Jan 7, 2019
Josh Davidson
pretty icy this time of year, but not unmanageable. An entertaining ride to stay fresh.
Sep 23, 2018
Dawson Snipes
Great weather! Time to shred. 10mi
Jun 19, 2018
Bradley Chapman
7.9mi
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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Colorado Springs, CO from Pulpit Rock.
Aug 16, 2016 near Colorad…, CO
Austin bluffs open space, view of pulpit rock rock in the distance and the front range in the background.
Jan 7, 2019 near Colorad…, CO
Pulpit Rock from Mr. Goates.
Aug 10, 2016 near Colorad…, CO
Pulpit Rock from North Foothill Trail
Aug 10, 2016 near Colorad…, CO
Taking a Break on Mr. Goates
Apr 24, 2018 near Colorad…, CO
Pulpit Rock from Mr. Goates.
Aug 10, 2016 near Colorad…, CO

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