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black Switchback Trail #705

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0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
58% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 773' 235 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,952' 3,033 m
Low: 9,179' 2,798 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 18% (10°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)

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Trail shared by Grand Mesa Ultras

A one mile trail with 800 ft. of climbing to the top of the Grand Mesa.

Grand Mesa Ultras

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail is a strong climb up about a mile of switchbacks with around 800 ft. of elevation gain. The bottom starts from Coal Creek Trail #702 intersection in open brush country. As you climb, the trail enters the pine trees with lots of lava rock as you ascend to the top of the Grand Mesa for some great views!

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