Coal Basin Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,448' 441 m
Descent: -20' -6 m
High: 9,510' 2,899 m
Low: 8,082' 2,463 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A steady climb on reclaimed mining roads.”— Eric Gardey
After leaving the parking lot, you climb steadily for one mile on the wide road. Once you level out just before a large industrial building, the trail veers off to the right.
From here on out, most of the trail will be singletrack down the middle of the wide road bench. Just after the two-mile mark, there is a fork; keep right.
At around six miles, the trail ends and you return the way you came up.
For the most part, the trail is easy riding, but it is all uphill. Beginners that are in good shape shouldn't have a problem. The only difficult sections are three areas where creeks have washed out the drainage. Each has a walk-around to get you to the other side.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Local Club: Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association
Land Manager: USFS - White River National Forest Office