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Balanced Rock Rd.

Intermediate

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2.8 mile 4.4 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,072' 327 m
Descent: -91' -28 m
High: 8,208' 2,502 m
Low: 7,228' 2,203 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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A steep, challenging climb past the two picturesque reservoirs above Palmer Lake.

Brian Smith

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This trail starts in the back side of Palmer Lake, CO and immediately lurches upwards into a fairly grueling dirt road climb to the first of two lakes above Palmer Lake. I've rated this segment of the climb as an intermediate one due to its steepness, aerobic demands, and fairly loose surface.

Once at the first reservoir, the grade lessens a bit. The route then continues through aspens and pines following an infrequently used forest road, eventually reaching Balanced Rock - a rock monument above Palmer Lake.

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Jul 1, 2018
WookieStick69 Thomas
Great trail. Ran way past the end as the road just keeps going. Awesome proxy for IPR. Didn’t get to the end. 6.8mi

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