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Pronghorn Trail

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Trail

2.0 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 116' 35 m
Descent: -93' -28 m
High: 5,817' 1,773 m
Low: 5,735' 1,748 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Leah Rawdon

A relaxed run through gently rolling prairie.

Leah Rawdon

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

There are portable restrooms at each end of the trail. Water access unknown.

Runner Notes

This trail was constructed in be flat and smooth, there are hardly any large stones or roots underfoot.

Description

Previously, this trail only traveled north-south, but a group from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado completed the trail on May 4th, 2019, connecting it to an adjacent paved road to the east.

Starting at the trailhead off of E. Quincy Avenue, you'll follow the meandering trail north for about 1 mile with views of the snowcapped Rockies to your left. There is an abandoned windmill that you'll pass on your right before coming to cross a shallow, mostly dry creek bed (graveled and stepping-stones). There are many prairie plants to observe, including yuccas, tumbleweeds, and the invasive great mullein. You'll most likely hear the cheerful tune of meadowlarks while eyeing the horizon for coyotes, mule deer, and the trail's namesake pronghorn.

Eventually, the trail cuts southeast where it reaches its high point and then slopes gently to the opposite trailhead, where you'll find a small parking lot and portable restroom. There is a portable restroom at the Quincy Ave. Trailhead as well.

Flora & Fauna

Yucca, mullein, tumbleweeds, prairie grass, mule deer, pronghorn, meadowlarks, coyotes, prairie dogs, etc.

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Land Manager: City of Aurora, CO

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