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Manitou Reservoir Trail

 3 votes

Length

3.7 Miles 5.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

271' 83 m

Ascent

-857' -261 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

9,416' 2,870 m

High

8,830' 2,691 m

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A fun, flowing trail from the Barr Trail to Heizer Trail.

Allen Tanner

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Description

At mile five on the Barr Trail, the Manitou Reservoir Trail turns northward and loops eastward towards the Heizer Trail and French Creek Trail #703.

The first half mile is a steep descent through deeply rutted singletrack full of Pike's granite gravel. The trail then crosses South Fork French Creek and climbs a little over the ridge.

The trail descends, winding in and out of several canyons, crossing smaller streams. The singletrack is fast and flowing. It is better maintained than other trails in the area, and free of large downed trees for the most part.

There are no views of the Reservoir, unfortunately, and the Water Department has placed barrier signs to discourage approaching the reservoir.

The trail meets the Heizer Trail and French Creek Trail #703 at mile 3.7.

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Aug 26, 2017
Allen Tanner
Jun 29, 2017
Mirko Scherrer
Lots of trees across trail. Trail completely overgrown after the first 1/2 mile descent at the creek. No bridge at creek. Ankle deep water.
Oct 24, 2016
Allen Tanner
3.7mi

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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  3.3 from 3 votes
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