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Niwot Ridge Spur Trail

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Unsigned, and untouched, the Niwot Ridge is a United Nations International Biosphere Reserve.


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2.6

Miles

4.3

KM

89%

Runnable

11,443' 3,488 m

High

10,576' 3,224 m

Low

867' 264 m

Up

81' 25 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This is a great trail run with generally low grades and open vistas.

Description

The Niwot Ridge Spur Trail (unsigned) heads south from the Jean Lunning Trail after a few hundred yards beyond the intersection with the Niwot Cutoff Trail. Take the left fork and pass a cabin ruin. The trail passes through alpine forest and climbs into the alpine tundra.

Niwot Ridge has been designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve for arctic and alpine research. Please remain on the trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson with improvements by Ed Quesada

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The trail up Niwot Spur
Aug 17, 2018 near Nederland, CO
Wildflowers along the way
Jul 25, 2015 near Nederland, CO

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