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Amazing high alpine views with bomber DH.


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26.3

Miles

42.3

KM

65%

Singletrack

11,948' 3,642 m

High

8,774' 2,674 m

Low

4,056' 1,236 m

Up

4,054' 1,236 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Overview

Amazing views going up Hermosa Creek Trail to Colorado Trail Segment 26 to Blackhawk Pass. Long and fast descent.

Need to Know

Ride starts and ends at Upper Hermosa Creek Trail Parking area. Enjoy a well-deserved dip in the river to cool off once you finish this loop.

Description

This is a fantastic loop. Start at Upper Hermosa Creek Trail parking. Ride up Hermosa Park Road for about 9 miles and 2,300 ft of elevation gain. The intersection of the Jeep road and CT Seg 26 will be obvious, there is a large flat area to rest next to a pond.

Bang a left at this spot and traverse the CT and climb Blackhawk Pass. After descending from Blackhawk Pass, the CT will intersect with Hotel Draw Road. Despite every instinct to continue your descent, take a right at this intersection and go UP the road for a little bit. After pedaling uphill for about half a mile, you'll see a trail on your left (it is at the top of a particularly short but steep section of the road). This trail is Stagecoach Trail, however, the sign post present at the time of this comment clearly listed this trail as something other than "Stagecoach."

Bomb down Stagecoach (it is a super fast DH that keeps going and going and is mostly fast and flowy without any memorably challenging features) and it will terminate at the parking lot where you started. All told: 26 miles and 4,500 feet of elevation gain.

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#1,004

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Photos

Great views to be had on this trail.
Jul 7, 2013 near Rico, CO
Decent off of Blackhawk Pass.
Oct 19, 2020 near Rico, CO
It's a long climb up Blackhawk Pass!
Aug 28, 2018 near Rico, CO
2011 ride
Oct 27, 2013 near Rico, CO
Mark and Chris descend Blackhawk on Colorado trail toward Bolam Pass
Dec 31, 2013 near Rico, CO
Blackhawk Pass is sublime in late July.
Apr 4, 2017 near Rico, CO

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