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Donner Pass Trail #926

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

9.0 mile 14.4 kilometer point to point
78% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,930' 588 m
Descent: -2,497' -761 m
High: 10,137' 3,090 m
Low: 7,701' 2,347 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Jared Crockett

A rough and remote mountain singletrack.

Jared Crockett

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This is a multi-use trail. The section north of the pass is open to motorcycles, so be alert.

Description

The Donner Pass Trail #926 is on USFS land and can be accessed from the north by Buckhorn Road in Buckhorn Canyon or can also be accessed further up the trail from either Greer Road or Ballard Road. Both Greer and Ballard roads are Forest Service roads and 4WD vehicles may be required. It can also be accessed from the south from the Miller Fork Trail #997 or Donner Cutoff Trail #926-1. At the high-point, it intersects with the Lookout Mountain Trail #934.

This is a high-elevation trail and the singletrack packs on steady climbs through rough terrain. Expect to find rocks littered about, both planted and loose adding to the difficulty. Many areas of the trail are chopped up and/or eroded. In particular, the stretch between Greer Road and Ballard Road is very rough.

Your reward for tackling this rugged trail is access to some of the most beautiful country and views around northern Colorado. If you're looking to get some backcountry running in through some pristine Colorado high country, this is a good option. Just remember to be prepared for a challenging workout.

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