Nice Kitty

 43 votes

5.2 Miles 8.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,195' 364 m

Ascent

-103' -31 m

Descent

7,828' 2,386 m

High

6,736' 2,053 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

All Clear

22 days agoUpdate

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

Mike Ahnemann

Overview

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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Jul 16, 2017
laura Kimble
Nice kitty up and back down with an added piece of Sandy Wash at the end. 13.6mi
Jul 4, 2017
J T
Jul 2, 2017
Emmy Rae
A couple of tough, technical sections going up, but super fun!
Jun 12, 2017
Nathan Steadman
Jun 10, 2017
Monty Groff
Nice ride 5.2mi
Jun 8, 2017
Chris JD
Done as part of a loop including the Co Trail and Shinglemill 14.7mi — 1h 39m
Jun 3, 2017
Ashley Plumer
Jun 2, 2017
Rich Marulli
great shuttle trail....rolly.....but pedalable

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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


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