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Madhouse Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.1 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
84% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 426' 130 m
Descent: -828' -252 m
High: 7,521' 2,292 m
Low: 6,726' 2,050 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A less-desirable alternative to the Mad Creek Trail.

Tom Robson

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Description

From the Mad Creek Trailhead, go back down the road a quarter mile and look for a dirt road heading east and uphill. There are confusing private property signs here, but the road is the correct public access point (just don't go off it). Pass two cattle gates and leave them closed behind you.

Past the gates, follow the road up a steep, steady, hot, and exposed climb. It's smooth and it gets prettier and easier as you get near the top. Pass through a beautiful meadow, then through a pass and down the other side in to Mad Creek. This second section is more lush and more enjoyable running. You'll end with a bridge crossing that connects to the Mad Creek Trail.

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Overlooking the valley
Nov 11, 2019 near Steambo…, CO
Early June. Stunning prairie.
Nov 11, 2019 near Steambo…, CO

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