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Sharptail Ridge Trail

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Length

4.1 Miles 6.7 Kilometers

95%

Runnable

Elevation

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

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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 [Add/Remove]
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

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 [Suggest Changes]

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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