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Hardscrabble Trail

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Length

0.4 Miles 0.6 Kilometers

98%

Runnable

Elevation

7' 2 m

Ascent

-50' -15 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

6,967' 2,123 m

High

6,923' 2,110 m

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A cruiser singletrack winding though open valleys.

Jeff Williams

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

Running along a wide open valley with nice smooth single track, this trail is a nice break from the more technical Apex Trail. This extension connects from the Sluicebox trail to the Apex Trail and Enchanted Forest, making for a nice loop. This trail system is very popular with mountain bikers. A new parking lot and restroom were added in the fall of 2015.

Description

This area offers a nice variety of trails from steady climbs on the frontside trails of Argos Trail and Pick N' Sledge to the more heavily forested hills of the Enchanted Forest, this area is a beauty and makes for a nice getaway. This trail is a nice, smooth singletrack and is primarily used to connect some of the upper trails over and across a valley and hillside and to provide another way to get over to the Enchanted Forest and Apex Trail from Sluicebox and the Grubstake Loop.

Flora & Fauna

Elk are abundant in the fall, with bugling ringing off the hills. Plenty of mule deer roam the hillsides. There is a creek along the Apex Trail which runs most of the year. Mountain lions have been seen here. You'll cross through valley meadows and a variety of pine forests.

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#6

in Apex Park

#1,617

in Colorado

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