ElevationAscent: 116' 35 m
Descent: -93' -28 m
High: 5,817' 1,773 m
Low: 5,735' 1,748 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
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“A relaxed run through gently rolling prairie.”— Leah Rawdon
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.
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Land Manager: City of Aurora, CO