ElevationAscent: 38' 12 m
Descent: -79' -24 m
High: 5,559' 1,694 m
Low: 5,505' 1,678 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“Easy but non-remarkable trail connecting several others in the Boulder Valley Ranch network.”— Megan W
The partly doubletrack Degge Trail sometimes becomes faint, narrowing down to an path overgrown with grasses, but it is never hard to follow. Cross the valley bottom, ignoring the Mesa Reservoir Trail and climb the very short but eroded hill to the top of the mesa. Take a minute to appreciate the prime views of Mesa Reservoir and the flatirons. The Degge trail joins up with the Eagle Trail along the northern side of the reservoir and ends at the rain shelter.
Historical factoid: this trail was named for a cattle rancher from this area, W.W. Degge, who grazed his cattle here, and then ran them up over Rollins Pass to Steamboat Springs to feed on the grasses there.
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Land Manager: Boulder County, CO - Parks and Open Space