U-Bar Trail #28

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8.3 Miles 13.4 Kilometers

 

90% 

Runnable

Singletrack

1,454' 443 m

Ascent

-951' -290 m

Descent

7,593' 2,314 m

High

6,949' 2,118 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Unknown

Update

A few ups and downs bring plenty of wildflowers and water along this scenic trail.

Steve Jackson

Overview

Features: Birding — River/Creek — Spring — Views — Wildlife

Description

Right from the trailhead, U-Bar requires some route-finding and map skills, a GPS, or the Trail Run Project mobile app. The signage is not great, and you are sometimes on a lightly marked trail or road. This trail is the more difficult of the cabin loop trails with steep ups and downs that cross the canyons on a mixed tread.

The first great place to fill water is after a steep descent to Barbershop Canyon. The stream flows nicely, so we stopped for food and water. In the water around here, expect to see lots of small fish and a few crayfish. I used a new Steripen Adventurer and MSR Trail Shot filter for the first time just to be sure, but the water was clean-tasting and cool.

From here, make your next stop Dane Spring and the remnants of a cabin. Water flows from the spring through a pipe here, reducing the risk of contamination. Regardless, you should always treat your water.

This trail ends at the intersection of the Barbershop Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Large stands of dense ponderosa pine dominate the landscape in this area.

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