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A 3-mile climb from Manitou through Rattlesnake Gulch.


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2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Doubletrack

7,331' 2,234 m

High

6,603' 2,013 m

Low

844' 257 m

Up

171' 52 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The trail begins as singletrack at the east end of the parking lot for the Manitou Incline/ Barr Trail. It winds behind some condominiums then turns north to climb parallel to the canyon.

The first hill is steep, sandy, and loose, but short. It climbs up Rattlesnake Gulch along the old Ute Indian trail. Ute Indians used this path to make pilgrimages to the sacred springs of Manitou and Garden of the Gods.

The singletrack continues until the top of the first climb, after which the trail becomes doubletrack, and winds through pine and scrub oak trees.

This path continues on with a few more climbs, but nothing terrible, to meet Longs Ranch Road.

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Allen Tanner

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Embracing the suck. PC: Chris Milthaler
Oct 22, 2022 near Manitou…, CO
Singletrack runs through scrub oak, towards Manitou Springs.
Sep 10, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
Doubletrack continues upward, with views of Rampart Range.
Sep 10, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
Ute Indian Trail historical plaque.
Sep 10, 2016 near Manitou…, CO

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Jul 29, 2018
Tim Wolters
Super washed out, almost impassable w 10-12” Rita and debris 2mi
Jul 28, 2018
Tim Wolters
Jul 26, 2018
John Cordera
May 13, 2018
Nathan Beauchamp
Mar 1, 2017
Max Knowlton
Sep 10, 2016
Allen Tanner
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