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Longmont Dam Road

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.2 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 462' 141 m
Descent: -28' -9 m
High: 6,450' 1,966 m
Low: 5,989' 1,825 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

A wide, dirt road that makes for an easy, dog-friendly route along the North St. Vrain Creek.

Zander Göpfert

Features River/Creek

Runner Notes

Though somewhat sun-exposed through the river valley, this is a beautiful area and the road is flat and wide making for a nice middle ground between pavement and singletrack.

Description

This fire road makes for a nice, riverside route minutes outside Lyons at the end of County Road 80. Per the territory, it can be busy on weekends, especially as it's dog-friendly with fishing access all along the North St. Vrain Creek. There is a parking area right before the gate and trailhead, which can fill up, but parking is permitted along the shoulder of the road leading up to the parking lot.

The road itself is flat and wide with a very slight incline heading west. Wide enough to run six across, it's a great option for groups. At just over 1.4 miles, the road branches to the right. Continue to the left onto the Button Rock Dam Access road, which almost everyone will be doing as well.

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Land Manager: City of Longmont

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Apr 15, 2019
Chad Carter
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Apr 1, 2019
Chad Carter
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  4.3 from 6 votes

#5699

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The road climbs slowly along the creek.
Aug 24, 2017 near Lyons, CO
Parking at the trailhead
Aug 24, 2017 near Lyons, CO
Sleepy Lion Trail branches off the road to the left.
Aug 24, 2017 near Lyons, CO

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