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Madhouse Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (4)

A less-desirable alternative to the Mad Creek Trail.


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3.1

Miles

4.9

KM

84%

Runnable

7,521' 2,292 m

High

6,726' 2,050 m

Low

426' 130 m

Up

828' 252 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

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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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Tom Robson

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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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