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Bench Route

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Map Key

4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

93%

Runnable

5,538' 1,688 m

High

4,816' 1,468 m

Low

991' 302 m

Up

270' 82 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

58%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs No Dogs

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Description

A moderately steep trail with some uneasy footing during the start. The path is narrow with some very narrow passes next to steep ledges. Cacti are everywhere with many poking into the path. I would not suggest the initial climb for children but from what could be seen from the top, the rest of the trail is much easier.

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Tony H with improvements by Mark Main

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 7 votes

#10072

Overall
  4.0 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#881

in Colorado

#10,072

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Photos

Top of the initial ascent.
Apr 6, 2019 near Redlands, CO
Looking north from the Bench Trail. with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
Jul 14, 2016 near Redlands, CO
Soldier in a line along the Bench Route. with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
Jul 21, 2016 near Redlands, CO

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Apr 26, 2020
Cynthia B.
Jun 23, 2019
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Apr 6, 2019
Tony H
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Apr 4, 2019
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