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Coal Creek Trail

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Trail

11.4 mile 18.3 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 119' 36 m
Descent: -529' -161 m
High: 5,476' 1,669 m
Low: 5,062' 1,543 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Benjamin Pontecorvo

An all-weather doubletrack connecting the towns of Superior, Louisville, Lafayette and Erie.

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Features River/Creek · Views

Open dawn to sundown. Non-motorized travel.

Description

This all-weather surface doubletrack follows Coal Creek and connects the towns of Superior to the towns of Louisville, Lafayette, and Erie to the east. Continuing northeast, the trail connects to Erie Forest.

This trail was heavily damaged in the 500 year flood in Sept., 2013, however most of the trail has been repaired.

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Apr 14, 2018
Elysha L
Sep 7, 2016
DwightD Dettloff
Jul 29, 2016
DwightD Dettloff
Hot and dry 2.5mi — 0h 23m
Nov 22, 2015
Kaylee M
3.3mi

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Long's Peak
Feb 3, 2015 near Lafayette, CO
Orographic Wave Clouds
Feb 18, 2015 near Lafayette, CO
The Coal Creek trail, following the Coal Creek, of course.
Feb 2, 2015 near Louisville, CO
Junction of Dry Creek Trail and Coal Creek Trail
May 5, 2015 near Lafayette, CO
The Coal Creek and its riparian corridor. Water flows year-around to the east.
May 5, 2015 near Lafayette, CO

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