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Walnut Creek Loop

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Trail

1.5 mile 2.3 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 42' 13 m
Descent: -41' -12 m
High: 5,936' 1,809 m
Low: 5,894' 1,797 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Scott Edlin

This short, easy loop out of the parking lot provides access to the Rocky Mountain Greenway.

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Designated trails, roads, and parking areas are open to visitor access from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, and are open most federal holidays (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day).

Need to Know

There is a toilet at the trailhead, there may be potential protesters, and the Refuge could close due to legal challenges. Don't drink the water or dig for treasure. You might find it.

Rules and regs here.
History and info here.

Description

Start at the signed, new, wide doubletrack just beyond the kiosk heading south on the south side of the Walnut Creek Loop. Dodge cactus and yucca in the primitive doubletrack as it bends to the west and meets up with the north half of the Walnut Creek Loop. Take a right on the north side of the loop and run back to a gate at the trailhead. Greet the friendly protesters and dump some water on your head.

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Eldorado Canyon, NREL Wind farm research
Jan 6, 2019 near Superior, CO

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