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Parmalee Trail

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Trail

2.3 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 366' 112 m
Descent: -484' -147 m
High: 7,725' 2,355 m
Low: 7,251' 2,210 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Michael Ahnemann

A fun descent that punches back up to Meadow Trail, which completes the loop to Castle Trail.

Michael Ahnemann

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Description

From the shelter at the top of Mount Falcon and Lair O' the Bear Loop, after catching your breath, ride the Castle Trail doubletrack until you see the Parmalee trail on your left. This trail is best ridden counter-clockwise. It's marked as difficult, but is mostly rideable by strong intermediate riders as well.

It's a fun singletrack reward after the big climb up, with a few rocky somewhat technical sections, and otherwise fast and flowy down with a moderate climb back up.

It ends at Meadow Trail, which you can take back to Castle Trail.

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May 9, 2020
Noli E
Aug 17, 2019
Nick Dahlin
Aug 16, 2019
Jean Aldrich
Apr 24, 2019
Hollie Duncan
531 ft. Elevation gained: combined with Meadow Trail 3.2mi — 0h 45m
Sep 25, 2018
Merle Gleiforst
Definitely easier counter-clockwise. 2.3mi — 0h 45m
Sep 14, 2018
Christian Summers
Surprised
Aug 12, 2018
Snoop Fox
Jul 20, 2018
George McCague
6mi

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  4.0 from 30 votes

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#124

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#416

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Who needs a fat bike?
Sep 16, 2017 near Indian…, CO
Making the ascent on the Parmalee Trail.
May 17, 2017 near Indian…, CO
A shroud of fog sits over the Parmalee Trail during winter.
Jun 3, 2017 near Indian…, CO
Looking to extend your loop with more singletrack? Take this turn onto the Parmalee trail.
May 14, 2013 near Indian…, CO
castle trail towards the upper parking lot
Nov 6, 2013 near Indian…, CO

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