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blueBlack Indian Peaks Traverse (IPT)

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Trail

71.3 mile 114.8 kilometer point to point
35% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 9,089' 2,770 m
Descent: -5,735' -1,748 m
High: 11,665' 3,555 m
Low: 5,429' 1,655 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Jason Vogel

An epic, long distance trail connecting Boulder to Winter Park, and one that is in the process of substantial upgrades!

Jason Vogel

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Commonly Bikepacked

Overview

A challenging and rewarding ride from Boulder to Winter Park.

Need to Know

This is a *VERY LONG* ride. Consider exploring it in segments, or breaking out your bike packing gear.

Description

The vision of the Indian Peaks Traverse (IPT) came from a committed group of outdoor enthusiasts in the Boulder area. Many of us had enjoyed iconic trails like the Colorado Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, the Kokopelli Trail, and the John Muir Trail. And while Boulder has a wonderful collection of trail systems, there has long been a passion, especially among trail runners and mountain bikers, to connect them and make longer and longer adventures. Our love of long distance adventures and a tradition of exploring the forests in Boulder County led us to the vision of an official trail connecting Winter Park to Boulder – the Indian Peaks Traverse.

While the current route for this trail uses a lot of road segments, there are several areas where active construction, corridor flagging, or planning is underway to substantially improve this route and increase the amount of singletrack.

We have a website with detailed segment-by-segment descriptions and maps that you can find here: indianpeakstraverse.org/

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Sep 15, 2018
scott heger
68mi
Sep 15, 2018
Andy Ney
Rode W to E starting in Winter Park and stopped in Nederland 43mi — 36h 00m

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