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Nice Kitty

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (4)

A relentless climb with nice scenery to get you up to the Colorado Trail.


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5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

93%

Runnable

7,828' 2,386 m

High

6,736' 2,053 m

Low

1,195' 364 m

Up

103' 31 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Nice Kitty Starts out just a short distance up S Buffalo Creek Road from trailhead 543. It starts climbing immediately and fairly steeply, with switchbacks through heavy forest.

After a pretty good grind, it starts to open up a bit, crosses over some slickrock-type terrain, then the climb mellows out about halfway up, as you start to cross into the wide open, heavily burned zone at higher elevation. Up there, the trail gets a bit sandier, and winds around on itself as it works southeast towards the Colorado Trail.

The last 1/4 of the trail climbs fairly steeply again, eventually topping out with expansive views of the now barren landscape, with burned stick remnants of trees dotting the landscape.

The trail intersects with the Colorado Trail, where most folks will turn right to make a loop and connect with any number of other trail options at Buffalo Creek. Have a plan ahead of time, or bring the mobile app to help you find your way.

Be aware that this trail is frequented by mountain bikers. Please stay alert while on the trail to ensure your safety and the safety of others.

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Michael Ahnemann

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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  4.5 from 4 votes
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#548

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Sep 30, 2019
Emma H-p
Factor 1mile walking to the TH. Keep your head up and listen for mt bikers. Single trail gets sandier at the top. Exposed to elements. 5.2mi
Jul 13, 2019
JonathanC
first leg of bc19
Apr 14, 2018
Ben Anderson
Rad tour of nice kitty, CO trail to shinglemill and back on the road to the parking lot. 16mi — 2h 00m