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Contemplative Trail

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 4.3 (3)

This is a nice trail to get close to the park's red rock formations.


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0.5

Miles

0.9

KM

95%

Runnable

6,391' 1,948 m

High

6,244' 1,903 m

Low

148' 45 m

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5%

Avg Grade (3°)

7%

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Description

The Contemplative Trail branches off from the Sand Canyon Trail and visits several of the park's red sandstone hogbacks. Look for tafoni in the rocks—small rounded holes hollowed out over centuries. This trail stays cool and shady in the morning.

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Miguel Vieira

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Looking at the Rampart Range from the red rocks of the Contemplative Trail
Dec 29, 2017 near Manitou…, CO

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