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Coal Basin Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

6.1 mile 9.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,448' 441 m
Descent: -20' -6 m
High: 9,510' 2,899 m
Low: 8,082' 2,463 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Eric Gardey

A steady climb on reclaimed mining roads.

Eric Gardey

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Description

Coal Basin Trail takes you through the old Mid Continent coal mining area. The site has undergone extensive reclamation over the last decades. The trail follows old roads, so the platform is wide. After the first mile, however, vegetation has filled in and it is mostly singletrack. There is very little shade on the trail, so it will be hot on summer afternoons.

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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Aug 16, 2018
Eric Gardey
6.5mi

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You'll get great color in the fall on the Coal Creek Trail.
Sep 28, 2016 near Carbondale, CO
View into Coal Basin.
Sep 28, 2016 near Carbondale, CO

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