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Power Road

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
65% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 454' 138 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,844' 2,391 m
Low: 7,390' 2,252 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

This unaesthetic former road is a steep and loose grunt to the top

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No bikes or motorized vehicles allowed.

Runner Notes

Wide road with loose rocks is unforgivingly steep. South facing and open, so snow melts early here.

Description

This fairly unpleasant trail can only be called a trail because it gets you from point A to point B by foot. Starting from the large dirt parking area just off Moonridge Drive, head west past some bedraggled foot-traffic only signs, ascending under power lines. Make a sharp turn uphill to the north and begin the steep slog with highway noise as accompaniment. Part-way up, you'll pass between some large cedars, but otherwise the wide, parched, eroded road is an uninteresting climb. Upon reaching the top, there are views up and down valley, but this is a destination only for those who live nearby and are desperate for a no-frills workout.

Flora & Fauna

Sagebrush, pinyon, cedar, juniper.

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The impressive high peaks loom in the distance.
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO
This former doubletrack is being reclaimed by nature.
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO
The parched hillsides to the north and the Berry Creek drainage.
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Looking south along a more mellow section of the Power Road.
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Wide steep trail heading up into a grove of cedars.
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Looking south over the town of Edwards.
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO

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