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County Road 162 (Chalk Creek Dr.)

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

16.6 mile 26.6 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,292' 699 m
Descent: -30' -9 m
High: 9,998' 3,047 m
Low: 7,736' 2,358 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Matt Giaraffa

A mild, mixed-surface road from Nathrop to St Elmo.

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Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Description

This road is paved and a mild grade at the bottom in Nathrop up to Alpine, and railroad grade (3%) for most of it. Around Mt Princeton Hot Springs, there are some steeper sections, but above that, it's back to 3% grade.

The road turns to dirt above Alpine.

The Alpine Tunnel railroad route came up this back in the late 1800's, look for some relics still there, such as the High Lonesome former train depot shorter after the road changes to dirt.

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Land Manager: Chaffee County

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Alpine Lake from County Road 162. with permission from adoverboy2
Sep 9, 2016 near Whitepine, CO
Heading into the Sawatch Range on County Road 162 (Chalk Creek Rd). with permission from adoverboy2
Sep 9, 2016 near Whitepine, CO
Cross the bridge over Chalk Creek to start.
Aug 15, 2019 near Alpine , CO
Start of Segment 14.
Aug 15, 2019 near Alpine , CO

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