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Ute Pass Trail-Longs Ranch Rd-Barr Trail Loop

 
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9.8 Miles 15.7 Kilometers

 

74% 

Runnable

55%

Singletrack

3,006' 916 m

Ascent

-3,009' -917 m

Descent

8,996' 2,742 m

High

6,658' 2,029 m

Low

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

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A difficult run with some steep inclines. A favorite of "the Incline Club"

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Overview

What is unique about this route is the fact that it is a loop with some serious climbing. It provides spectacular hill climbing, which is the reason it is a favorite route of the incline club, whose sole existence seems to be to train for the Pikes Peak Marathon.
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Need to Know

Parking is metered

Runner Notes

There is a long, steady, steep climb up Poppa Bear Hill in the middle. This is great for those who are looking for some hill work or demoralizing for those that are not prepared for the seemingly endless climb.

Description

This route starts at the base of The Manitou Incline from which the Ute Pass Trail heads off to the right of the incline. You'll find an immense amount of solitude on this trail, particularly given its proximity to the over-crowded Incline and Barr Trail.

The trail climbs and switches back up the slope to the north. After reaching the ridge the Ute Pass Trail drops and climbs twice before reaching a facility owed by Manitou Water. The trail then heads to the left (taking the trail to the right will return you to the TH) and begins a slow climb along a dirt road generally paralleling the route HWY 24 takes.

At just over three miles, the Longs Ranch Road connects and you'll follow it to the left, where it begins a slow climb, at first, that grows into a steeper and never ending climb. This continues for about 3 miles.

When the ridge mercifully presents itself, the trail begins a slow descent to meet up with Barr Trail. At this point you turn left and follow Barr Trail back to the parking lot and then to the Incline TH.

This final stretch, the last three miles, will be very crowded with people on Barr Trail and coming down from the Incline

Contacts

Local Club: Incline Club

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Doesn't seem like the map matches the directions. The way I've done it, you do not cross the incline, rather go to the west of it at the Experimental Forest. Dec 28, 2015

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