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My favorite local run. Great views with lots of shade. You have short and long run options.


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7.3

Miles

11.7

KM

87%

Runnable

7,186' 2,190 m

High

6,101' 1,860 m

Low

1,275' 389 m

Up

1,280' 390 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This route features a great warm-up to the foot bridge. Then a challenging "Wall" with optional steps. The trail levels off to a steady uphill to be rewarded with a steady downhill.

Runner Notes

Watch out for Rattlesnakes. Do your best to maintain your pace up the steep "wall" section.

Description

The trail is well marked. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the first part of this trail to the bridge (1.5-miles). To the bridge and back is great for beginners. Shortly after, you'll come to a very steep "wall" section of trail. After the "wall" continue uphill until you see a right hand turn off (2.1-miles). It will steepen a bit before it levels off again to a steady slope. After a 90-degree bend, watch out for the 180-degree turnoff (2.27-miles).

This is the relaxing part of the trail for about a mile. Watch for the chicken looking birds. Stay right at the next intersection and the steady downhill will begin shortly. Watch your footing because the views become spectacular. Continue the steady downhill, watching and listening for Rattlers. The trail eventually meets back up near the steep section (4.94-miles). Make you way back to the footbridge and across. At this point, you're home-free, wishing the trail could go on forever.

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Shared By:

Kevin Holleman

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  4.5 from 54 votes

#195

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Photos

Looking back toward the city as you ascend the trial into the mountains.
May 22, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO
The start of the trail - beautiful foothills
May 25, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO
View of downtown and Deer Creek Canyon
May 25, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO
Great views!!!
Aug 18, 2020 near Ken Caryl, CO
The Wall
Aug 6, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO
The start of the Plymouth Mtn Trial. It's well worth the lung buster to get up here!
May 22, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO

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