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Sharptail Ridge Trail

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4.1 Miles 6.7 Kilometers

 

95% 

Runnable

Singletrack

763' 233 m

Ascent

-84' -26 m

Descent

6,542' 1,994 m

High

5,813' 1,772 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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

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Overview

Closed during hunting season. No bikes or pets.
Features: Birding — Wildflowers
Dogs: No Dogs

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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