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Black Powder Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (5)

A steep rocky climb then a trek across a meadow brings you to an expansive view of the Poudre Canyon.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

82%

Runnable

5,805' 1,769 m

High

5,373' 1,638 m

Low

436' 133 m

Up

61' 19 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

58%

Max Grade (30°)

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Features Fall Colors · Fishing · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

Park fee. Clean accessible rest room in the park area. Picnic and play area. Historic signage for the river area and the Poudre Canyon Filter Plant.

Runner Notes

Narrow and steep trail with varied size rocks and stone stairs.

Description

From the picnic area, cross the Cache La Poudre River and follow the road to the trailhead. The beginning of the trail rises steeply on a rocky climb with switch backs. From the top there is a stunning view of the the Poudre River valley below. Following the trail across a meadow you reach a short loop with a view of CO Highway 14. This is an out and back trail with one narrow viewpoint side trail not far from the trailhead.

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Shared By:

Julie Edwards

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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#782

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#9,160

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