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Douglas County East/West Regional Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.6 (8)

A 20-mile cross county trail with more mileage planned to be added! It also has some singletrack...


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19.6

Miles

31.6

KM

96%

Runnable

6,410' 1,954 m

High

5,541' 1,689 m

Low

1,858' 566 m

Up

1,364' 416 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

The first portion can be closed from early April to late June for bird nesting between rocky heights and Cabela's.

Description

After parking near Cabela's, head up the doubletrack trail on the Mesa and follow it. After descending, cross McCarthur Ranch Road onto the singletrack and hook that up with the East/West from Rocky Heights.

From Rocky Heights, take the gentle climb to the monarch parking lot and continue under the road and follow that to Daniels Gate. Once at Daniels Gate, take the doubletrack almost to Mountain Vista High School. Take the well-marked turn-off and you'll get some great flowing singletrack that eventually turns into doubletrack with gravel down by highway 85.

If taking any of the turn-offs to some of the great other trails along the way, make sure you are prepared to show that you have highlands ranch identification or you can be kicked off of the trails.

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  3.6 from 8 votes

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Photos

Mule deer graze along the back side of the bluffs.
May 24, 2017 near Carriag…, CO
Manmade Stonehenge-like rest spot at the end of the Lonehenge Trail.
Dec 30, 2018 near Carriag…, CO
This stone marks the highest point on the ridgeline traversed by the East/West Regional Trail.
Dec 30, 2018 near Carriag…, CO
A regulatory sign lays out all the rules before you step foot on the trails.
Jun 7, 2017 near Highlan…, CO
Entrance to the HRCA trail loops. This is at the junction of the trail that parallels Monarch Road and the entrance to the HRCA trails. You can still run on the trail paralleling the road.
Mar 1, 2016 near Carriag…, CO

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Aug 3, 2018
Michaela Leach
Rolling hills, not technical at all I don’t even use trail specific shoes. Super wide for the bulk of trail so plenty of space for bikers to pass! 4.5mi — 0h 32m
Oct 14, 2017
Paul Whitelock
18.5mi