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blue Hogback Ridge Summit via Quarry Pass

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4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer loop
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 518' 158 m
Descent: -521' -159 m
High: 6,601' 2,012 m
Low: 6,178' 1,883 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Kyle Harrison

Multiple trails combined into one unique route with all the great views and aspects of this open space area.

Kyle Harrison

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Overview

This run has a ton of variety, from steeper inclines to switchbacks. There are amazing views of the canyon, and this route also incorporates the quarry. Skill level is definitely at intermediate due to the different types of terrain included and a little bit of confusion as to how the trail continues on at intersections.

Need to Know

Parking can get limited after early morning traffic fills up. Get here early.

Description

This run begins on the Sand Canyon Trail. Then, the majority of route trail follows the Roundup Trail which eventually changes to the Red Rock Canyon Trail. Then, turn on to Quarry Pass Trail, then the Mesa Trail and Meadowlark Trail, and finally, to finish with Sand Canyon Trail.

All in all, you are not on the main paths for the majority of the run. So it is a bit more peaceful and less crowded for those that don't like to constantly have to move to the side to let others pass or feel you have someone running behind at a faster pace. Some water erosion and bicyclists may need to be avoided during your run.

A great escape, and beautiful landscape for all.

History & Background

A great feature of this route that it includes the quarries in Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

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