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Nice Kitty

 4.1 (54)
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Length

5.2 Miles 8.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

1,195' 364 m

Ascent

-103' -31 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

7,828' 2,386 m

High

6,736' 2,053 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 11 days ago
Dry - Typical super dry Buff Creek: loose and sandy. History

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

Michael Ahnemann

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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 28, 2018
Austin Gohl
May 27, 2018
Thomas Pyke
May 26, 2018
Jeremiah Blankenship
Used this trail to start and end the little scraggy loop 10.4mi
May 6, 2018
dave van tol
Dec 4, 2017
Allen Tanner
Dec 3, 2017
Dan Martel
Oct 7, 2017
Lizabeth Barnett
Sep 23, 2017
Becky Rewey

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  4.1 from 54 votes

#35

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  4.1 from 54 votes
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#16

in Colorado

#35

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Todd Donovan
Boulder, CO
Todd Donovan   Boulder, CO
Nice Kitty is well designed so it's rideable all the way up and makes a fun descent too. Great way to start a ride and gain some elevation. May 19, 2014
NickinCO
colorado
NickinCO   colorado
much better descents in the area (shinglemill is one). Not sure why everyone likes to come down this trail, much better going up. Oct 16, 2017

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