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2.2 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -940' -287 m
High: 9,847' 3,001 m
Low: 8,906' 2,715 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Kristen McGlynn

A long descent (or steady climb) through large aspen groves and meadows filled with wildflowers.

Kristen McGlynn

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

A great trail to run. This is a rewarding descent after the grueling climb up Spruce Creek Trail.

Description

From the junction with Spruce Creek Trail, Tipperary is a steady descent to County Road 50. The trail starts as a wide and, at times, rocky doubletrack heading fairly straight through a dense pine forest. You'll be roughly paralleling Tipperary Creek, and there may be some muddy sections in the early spring the further down you run. Nothing that is impassible, but just be ready to do a little creative rock hopping.

As you descend, the terrain changes from a dry and dusty pine forest to a more lush forest of aspens. The undergrowth gets greener, the aspens get larger, and the trail narrows to a beautiful singletrack that switchbacks through the large aspen groves. In the spring and fall, this section of the trail is particularly memorable.

About two miles into the descent, the trail will cross the creek. The ford is shallow but pretty wide so you probably will get your feet wet unless the water level is low. Once you are across the creek, it is a short run to the end of the trail at County Road 50.

Flora & Fauna

Aspens and plenty of wildflowers.

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