Balanced Rock Rd.

 2 votes

2.8 Miles 4.4 Kilometers

 

83% 

Runnable

Doubletrack

1,072' 327 m

Ascent

-91' -28 m

Descent

8,208' 2,502 m

High

7,228' 2,203 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Lake — Views
Dogs: Leashed

Description

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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