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5.2 mile 8.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,195' 364 m
Descent: -103' -31 m
High: 7,828' 2,386 m
Low: 6,736' 2,053 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)

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Trail shared by Michael Ahnemann

A relentless climb with nice scenery to get you up to the Colorado Trail.

Michael Ahnemann

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Description

Nice Kitty Starts out just a short distance up S Buffalo Creek Road from trailhead 543. It starts climbing immediately and fairly steeply, with switchbacks through heavy forest.

After a pretty good grind, it starts to open up a bit, crosses over some fun slickrock-type features, then the climb mellows out about halfway up, as you start to cross into the wide open, heavily burned zone at higher elevation. Up there, the trail gets a bit sandier, and winds around on itself as it works southeast towards the Colorado Trail.

The last 1/4 of the trail climbs fairly steeply again, eventually topping out with expansive views of the now barren landscape, with burned stick remnants of trees dotting the landscape.

The trail intersects with the Colorado Trail, where most folks will turn right to make a loop and connect with any number of other trail options at Buffalo Creek. Have a plan ahead of time, or bring the MTB Project mobile app to help you find your way.

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May 13, 2019
Kenneth Lieb
NIce kitty definitely steep up, especially starting out. Great connector to Colorado Trail. Completely dry as of 5/13/19 am
May 11, 2019
Julia Timby
Wonderful trail with incredible sweeping views of the Rockies! It's Moab meets Colorado on Nice Kitty! 5.2mi
Apr 20, 2019
Chris Johnson
Oct 21, 2018
Gary Thornberry
Oct 16, 2018
Bill S
Sep 14, 2018
Lost Justpastnowhere
Sep 10, 2018
Victor Gonzalez
Sep 3, 2018
Rio Salsero

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  4.2 from 66 votes

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#18

in Colorado

#35

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