Switzerland Trail Topo Map

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The Switzerland Trail is a very popular route for mountain bikes, as well as four-by-four vehicles. The former rail route offers moderate grades and is a good introduction for beginner riders. The trail descends—a bittersweet treat, as you return this way—initially into the small town of Sunset in Fourmile Canyon before climbing to terrific views of the Continental Divide and the Indian Peaks atop the Mount Alto Picnic Area. From there, the trail continues across Gold Hill Road and to an eventual scree field before connecting with Sawmill Road. Along the route, you’ll find traces of bygone mining activity: old railroad tracks, abandoned mines, and rusted buckets. One of the attractions of this trail is that it passes through a number of cutouts in the hillside through which the terrain gets considerably rockier. These cutouts are a testament to the determination and heartiness of those involved in the area’s earlier railroading history. Terrain: Four-by-four road, doubletrack, and singletrack that run over rocky and sandy terrain. With a 4 percent grade in spots, the trail travels through forests of aspen, ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and Douglas fir. At one point, riders must portage their bikes up a steep talus slope.
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Gold Hill, Colorado

Get Switzerland Trail Topo maps on Trails.com. One of Colorado's best camping sites, Switzerland Trail is located near Gold Hill, CO. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Switzerland Trail. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Switzerland Trail route ahead of time.

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Mar 2018