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10.3 mile 16.6 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 4,018' 1,225 m
Descent: -279' -85 m
High: 9,872' 3,009 m
Low: 6,107' 1,861 m

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Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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A forest service road that leads to the top of Storm Mountain.

Jared Crockett

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

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This forest service road is popular with off-road vehicle enthusiasts in the summer. It's closed to vehicular traffic in the winter. There is plenty of opportunity for you to have this road all to yourself.

This FS road is very long and ultimately leads to the top of Storm Mountain. From the top of Storm, you get spectacular views, plus along the way, you get a run through some beautiful mountain scenery and forest (not to mention the gut-busting climbs!).

You can follow FS road 153 to the east all the way to the forest service land boundary which is very near Masonville. The road actually does connect to Colorado road 27 in Masonville. Unfortunately, prior to that intersection the road crosses about a half mile of private property and is not accessible.

Be advised there are many other FS roads, spurs and loops accessible from here. What I have mapped here is only the beginning!

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Anonymous User
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This looks awesome. Assuming 10 miles 1 way? Sep 26, 2016
Anonymous User
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Ha trail profile confirms 10 miles 1 way. Sep 26, 2016
I took a gamble and this Spring I showed up at the bottom of the trail at 4:00am for my long run. It's double gated with signs that say: Private property, road open during hunting season." I decided to run up Stove Prairie Road instead. If you're planning on starting at the bottom make sure you scout it out before hand and know the rules regarding private property. Apr 29, 2018

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