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Ringtail Trail #699

Intermediate

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9.7 mile 15.7 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,345' 410 m
Descent: -1,872' -571 m
High: 8,026' 2,446 m
Low: 6,351' 1,936 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Michael Ahnemann

A very nice downhill section of a larger loop at Indian Creek.

Michael Ahnemann

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This trail can be accessed from the Indian Creek campground/parking area. Just past the gate at the western end of the lot is the Indian Creek trailhead. Follow this trail up about 0.7 miles to an intersection of a dirt road and two singletrack trailheads, one of which you just ascended. A 'Ringtail' sign clearly marks the trailhead opposite you on the east side of the of intersection.

After entering the trail, you'll ascend for about one mile, until hitting a high point. From here it's 95% downhill. The trail gets looser and a little narrower as you descend, and there are a few switchbacks near the bottom.

When you reach the bottom, you'll be at the Swallowtail Connector trailhead, which is part of Nelson Ranch Open Space.

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Looking down at Roxborough State Park.
Aug 11, 2017 near Roxboro…, CO
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Aug 11, 2017 near Roxboro…, CO
A sign marking the boundary between the National Forest and the the Pike Hill Open Space.
Aug 11, 2017 near Roxboro…, CO

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