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CT - Segment 7: Gold Hill Trail

 7 votes

3.2 Miles 5.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,068' 325 m

Ascent

-309' -94 m

Descent

10,293' 3,137 m

High

9,229' 2,813 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Unknown

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A grueling climb from the parking lot that ends at Peaks Trail and Miners Creek Trail.

Will Stingley

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Park in the lot right on the west side of HWY 9. (Gateway Drive)

The climb starts straight out of the lot and doesn't let up until you get to the top. It's rideable for most folks, but grueling. You'll pass through a lot of dying forest (Pine Bark Beetles) and some nice Aspen stands.

From the top, continue downhill to reach the junction with Peaks Trail. From here, you can continue left on Miners Creek Trail, which goes up and around the Ten-Mile Range. Or you can turn right and go down the Peaks Trail all the way to Frisco.

But if you're just turning around at the top of Gold Hill... stretch your hands (and your smile muscles) before for the downhill as you'll be holding on for dear life with few breaks.

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Jun 15, 2017
Craig Rubis
Jun 1, 2017
Craig Rubis
Oct 23, 2016
Daniella Lugo
Aug 23, 2016
Andrea Tupy
Aug 13, 2016
Sara Stallings
Aug 2, 2016
YPNat
Started from Peaks trail in Frisco. Took bike path back to Frisco after Gold Hill descent.
Jun 12, 2016
Rick Stockreef
Avoid this trail. Top half is just rocks and roots. 3.2mi
Jun 17, 2015
Rebecca Lawson

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