Mt. Cutler Trail

 14 votes

1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers

 

82% 

Runnable

Singletrack

414' 126 m

Ascent

-73' -22 m

Descent

7,145' 2,178 m

High

6,733' 2,052 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

All Clear

86 days agoUpdate

The abundance of rubbish on this trail is very unflattering, which makes the short trail unworthy of the venture.

K Keiter

Overview

Not open to equestrians or bikes. Hikers only. Dogs on leash.
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Dogs: Leashed

Description

This trailhead is about 1.8 miles past the Starsmore Discovery Center and on the left with a small lot for parking. This trail is overrated, but for the casual runner and tourist there are some sights to be had.

The first 0.6 miles of the trails is a bit repugnant. Especially during busy times, there are traffic jams with inexperienced visitors toting their small children up the terrain in inappropriate footwear which is vexing for a more experienced runner. In addition, there are a lot of disrespectful dog owners with unleashed dogs, piles of dog excrement and loads of flies swarming the piles of waste - not a scenic start.

If you can make it to the cutoff of the Mount Muscoco trailhead, the trail becomes more satisfying. It seems at this point, the traffic thins a bit the next 0.1 miles to the summit. Upon reaching the summit, several paths can be taken to overlook different in different directions. Unfortunately, the views from the summit are okay, but not wondrous.

Overall, the rubbish found in the first part of the trail is very unflattering, which makes the short run unworthy of the venture.

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Feb 2, 2017
Danny Christie
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  3.4 from 14 votes
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#282

in Colorado

#2,767

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428 Since May 26, 2016
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Conditions


All Clear 86 days ago
Dry: Dry, dusty. Prickly pear and Purple Asters in Bloom. Mule buck grazing on shrub. Overcast.
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