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Argentine Central Railroad Grade (ACRG)

Intermediate
 3.6 (5)

Head up McClellan Mountain on this sustained doubletrack climb.


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Map Key

13.3

Miles

21.4

KM

93%

Runnable

13,069' 3,984 m

High

9,171' 2,795 m

Low

3,982' 1,214 m

Up

84' 26 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

Description

The bottom of the Argentine Central Railroad Grade begins at a closed gate that keeps vehicles off. There are many offshoot trails on the climb up, but the trail is clearly marked with signs.

You'll pass by a few old mining sites along the way and most likely will hear the train whistle of the Georgetown loop railroad. Climb for 3.0 miles until you reach Pavilion Point. At Pavilion Point, you'll see the remnants of an old chimney. There are also some fantastic views of Silver Plume and the Georgetown loop railroad.

From Pavilion Point, the road now becomes a doubletrack jeep trail. Continue down the road 0.8 miles until you run into the Leavenworth Creek Road. The ACRG will continue for many more miles up the steady road to reach McClellan Mountain. Runers looking for a shorter and easier loop could turn left and run down to the pavement to complete a counter-clockwise loop through Georgetown and back to the parking area.

Otherwise, keep following the Argentine Central Railroad Grade all the way up the 4x4 road.

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Shaun Johnson

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  3.6 from 5 votes

#13

in Georgetown

#21587

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#13

in Georgetown

#1,699

in Colorado

#21,587

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Photos

The views from Pavilion Point
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
At the base of the mine as you head up the last section.
Dec 18, 2017 near Georgetown, CO

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Jan 16, 2022
Tara Natella
Good snow cover to skin up. 5.5mi — 3h 01m
Jun 5, 2021
Jordan G
First 3 miles are shady and quiet; watch out for 4 wheelers after that. Great incline training and scenery. 16mi — 3h 10m
Sep 27, 2018
Jason White
Loved first three miles. Good trail above Georgetown. 13.1mi
Aug 6, 2018
Lynn Froetscher
Aug 5, 2018
Mishele Kay