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Dark Mountain Trail

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A connector on the south slope of Dark Mountain.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

74%

Runnable

9,498' 2,895 m

High

8,230' 2,509 m

Low

1' 0 m

Up

1,268' 386 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

62%

Max Grade (32°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail serves as a connector between Cow Creek Trail and Black Canyon Trail. To the north, great views of Dark Mountain abound.

Flora & Fauna

RMNP is a massive park that is mostly characterized by a montane ecosystem. Here are some of the Flora and Fauna that you may encounter along this trail:

Flora: Ponderosa pine, douglas fir, wildflowers, shrubs
Fauna: Elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, coyotes, black bears, cougars, butterflies.

For more detailed information regarding the park's diverse ecosystems, click HERE.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

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Nature's Art
Aug 25, 2018 near Estes Park, CO
Super tall aspen grove
Aug 25, 2018 near Estes Park, CO

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