ElevationAscent: 1,737' 529 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 7,765' 2,367 m
Low: 6,030' 1,838 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A long, steep, exposed climb from the parking lot leads to easier terrain up high with big views.”— Nick Wilder
About halfway up, a hard left turn (with just a touch of tree shade) offers a brief respite before the climbing kicks in again. Then it's more grinding to the top.
This trail continues all the way down to the other parking lot on the west side of the system at Mt. Falcon road, but most use Castle Trail to connect to the other great trails in the area. The views along the top of this trail are quite good, extending from Kansas to the continental divide!
If it's crowded or you want to avoid bikes, consider using Turkey Trot instead of this trail - they reconnect two-thirds of the way up the hill.
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Land Manager: Jefferson County, CO - Open Space Dept.