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Prairie Falcon Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 54' 17 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,877' 1,791 m
Low: 5,823' 1,775 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by David Bolt

A short trail in South Valley Park with mixed terrain.

David Bolt

Features River/Creek

No known closures on this trail.

Need to Know

Parking is free in all Jefferson County Open Space parks.

Runner Notes

Watch out for ruts on the portion of the trail that runs along South Valley Road.

Description

Prairie Falcon is a mostly wide trail with some singletrack along South Valley Road on the south end. Be careful of ruts on the trail near South Valley Road; runoff tends to run along the trail to create traps for shoes and bike tires. The west side of the trail is in better condition with crusher-fine gravel and a bridge over a creek or marsh. The north end of the trail connects to two other South Valley Park trails: the hiker-only Swallow Trail and the main Coyote Song Trail on the east.

Flora & Fauna

You might encounter birds and small mammals along the trail along with some wildflowers, including Indian Paintbrush, which is common in the area. Larger mammals, like coyote, fox, bear, and mountain lion are known to frequent the area, but park visitors are unlikely to see them as they are generally reclusive. Rattlesnakes and Bull snakes have been seem on the trail. Give them wide berth.

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Swallow Trail
Oct 28, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO
Road to nowhere on the Coyote Song Trail.
Oct 28, 2015 near Ken Caryl, CO

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