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Summit Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 211' 64 m
Descent: -127' -39 m
High: 6,777' 2,066 m
Low: 6,648' 2,026 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Chris 22841

A nice alternative trail with great views.

Chris 22841

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Runner Notes

Many cobble-sized-stones present a risk to runner's ankles.

Description

This trail starts at the radio antenna and heads east for about a tenth of a mile and parallels the Green Mountain Trail but on singletrack rather than doubletrack dirt road. There is a nice loop north of the summit.

You'll need to use other trails to get to the antenna tower, in order to begin this trail, and use other trails to descend down from this trail's terminus.

Flora & Fauna

Plenty of prairie grasses and forbs. Rattlesnakes have been spotted on and off of this trail as well as deer from time to time.

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On the summit loop trail looking east at downtown Denver.
May 3, 2015 near West Pl…, CO
Looking west you can see Mt. Evans which is one of Colorado's 14ers and has the highest paved road in North America.
May 3, 2015 near West Pl…, CO
Looking north at Golden, Colorado and in the background you can just make out Longs Peak, one of Colorado's "14ers."
May 3, 2015 near West Pl…, CO
Bright green hills after a wet spring.
Jun 21, 2015 near West Pl…, CO
Thunder Valley motocross track in the center and I-70 and C-470 around it.
May 3, 2015 near West Pl…, CO

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