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Sharptail Ridge Trail

 3.5 (2)

4.1 Miles 6.7 Kilometers


95%

Runnable

763' 233 m

Ascent

-84' -26 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

6,542' 1,994 m

High

5,813' 1,772 m

Low

Shared By Derek Griffiths

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The 4.6-mile Sharptail Ridge Trail crosses high rolling grasslands, home to a variety of wildlife.

Derek Griffiths

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Wildflowers

Closed during hunting season. No bikes or pets.

Runner Notes

This trail is approximately 4.6 miles one-way to where it connects with Douglas County’s Swallowtail Trail. Connections can lead to the Pike National Forest’s Indian Creek Trailhead, the Colorado Trail, and Roxborough State Park trails.

Description

The 4.6-mile Sharptail Ridge Trail crosses high rolling grasslands, home to a variety of wildlife including elk herds that roam the Douglas County Open Space, as well as through the southeast portion of Roxborough State Park shrublands.

This trailhead has a log-cabin style group picnic shelter, port-a-potty, interpretive signs, benches, water spigot, parking for cars and seven horse trailers (15 with overflow), hitch rails, and a dirt surface. The trail has a steady, but not too challenging, climb on the way out which makes for a nice rolling downhill on the way back if you choose to complete this as an out-and-back run.

Expect seasonal closures on the Sharptail Ridge Open Space trail segment in the fall to allow for hunting as regulated by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

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Jun 22, 2018
Christopher Wakeley
Beautiful weather and trail, with no one else on it! Added a loop of the Swallowtail trail to an out-and-back of Sharptail Ridge. 10.3mi

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