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Rocks and Roots

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Part historic mining road, this trail earned its name the hard way.


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1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

Singletrack

9,617' 2,931 m

High

8,685' 2,647 m

Low

957' 292 m

Up

26' 8 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

Preferred access route to the top of Schoolbus Trail via Hobbit 3.5. Great downhill from the Hobbit 3.5 intersection back to Schoolbus trail.

When climbing, start at Hobbit 3.5 at the intersection of Hobbit and Hobbit 3. You'll climb a bit, then have a short descent, then a steep punchy climb to the meadow. At the end of the meadow is Rocks and Roots. Stay right (uphill) to climb, climb, climb on an old mining road that earned its name. Near the top of the climb, you'll come to another intersection with 503, stay right to get to the Schoolbus Trail.

When descending, you'll come back down the mining road and just before the meadow take a right to access a rowdy, steep, rocky descent to the beginning of Schoolbus where it crosses the creek.

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Wendy Sweet

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Quick stop to enjoy the view of the mountains and flowers
Aug 10, 2015 near Nederland, CO
Roots and Rocks is plenty wide but is relentlessly steep and rough.
Nov 13, 2014 near Nederland, CO
The Lost Meadow is found.
Nov 13, 2014 near Nederland, CO
The beginning of Roots and Rocks in late fall condition.
Nov 13, 2014 near Nederland, CO
Road closed to motor vehicles.
Sep 3, 2013 near Nederland, CO

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Aug 14, 2021
Patrick Burns
A grind that never lets you relax, lest you trip up on slippery roots. A beautiful shady trail to ride up. There is actually great loam back here.