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Balanced Rock Rd.

 3.5 (4)

2.8 Miles 4.4 Kilometers


83%

Runnable

1,072' 327 m

Ascent

-91' -28 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

8,208' 2,502 m

High

7,228' 2,203 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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All Clear 13 days ago
Dry - Hiked from west off Balanced Rock Rd. TH is up the hill after one true switchback. poles help! Lots loose gravel&Steep slope History

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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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  3.5 from 4 votes

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