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greenBlue Ute Valley Loop

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3.8 mile 6.2 kilometer loop
96% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 338' 103 m
Descent: -335' -102 m
High: 6,592' 2,009 m
Low: 6,345' 1,934 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by Josh Young

A pleasant route through a gem of an open space in the Springs.

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Overview

This is a beautiful run through varied terrain on the northwest side of Colorado Springs. The route features a short jaunt up to a sunflower-covered hilltop climb before descending through scrub oaks and looping back over a rocky ridge trail.

Need to Know

Most trails are not well marked, but the park is small enough that you won't get lost easily. With so many intersecting trails throughout the park, there are multiple ways to get around. The trail is popular with mountain bikers, so keep your ears open!

Description

From the parking lot, cross the wooden bridge onto the Yucca Path, up the sunflower-and-grass-covered hill. Climb past the school before descending into rocky scrub oaks. Stay to the left past the "More Park!" sign and keep going until you reach the paved road.

Turn right, re-enter the park, and stay left past the sandy area. The trail descends through a wooded area before a steep climb back up to another ridge. Continue until the path forks, taking the steep downhill scramble back to the valley trail. Turn right, then take a left onto the Scrub Oak Path. Climb until you reach the main path with a great view of Pike's Peak. Turn right onto the Pine Ridge Trail, climb up a rocky path and then descend until you reach the parking lot.

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Jul 6, 2019
Jeff Boutwell
2.8mi — 0h 28m
Jun 16, 2019
Lauren Rice
3.8mi
Jun 1, 2019
Tristyn Maalouf
4.3mi
Apr 21, 2019
Joey Kersey
3.4mi — 0h 35m
Dec 18, 2018
Scott Abshire
Great trail 3.3mi
Dec 4, 2018
Christie MM
Aug 23, 2018
Scott Kallback
3.2mi
Jan 18, 2017
Josh Young

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  4.2 from 16 votes

#1636

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#1,636

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