Baldy Trail No. 727 is a hiking and biking trail in Jefferson County, Colorado. It is within Pike National Forest. It is three miles long and begins at 7,151 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,363 feet.
Baldy Trail No. 727 Professional Reviews and Guides
"This makes a good early or late season hike, with some enjoyable, easy rock hiking over the last few hundred yards to the summit. The rock you are scrambling on is the very granular Pikes Peak granite, common throughout the area.
The devastation in the area from the Buffalo Creek fire is shocking but already there are fascinating signs of life coming back to the forest. Curious outcrops and interesting geology are the hallmarks of this portion of the Pike National Forest."
--Dave Muller, Colorado Summit Hikes for Everyone (Colorado Mountain Club Press).
"The Buffalo Creek Mountain Bike Recreation Area includes a network of outstanding singletrack within an hour’s drive of Denver. Most of the riding rolls through thick forests over smooth and tacky singletrack. Some sandy sections appear along the way, but they don’t last long. Charred trees mark the path of a forest fire that devastated much of this area. Despite the burn scars, the Buffalo Creek Mountain Bike Recreation Area remains a mountain biker’s playground. A variety of campsites dot the region in case you want to turn your day ride into an overnighter. Terrain: Improved dirt roads, doubletrack, and singletrack. The terrain consists of mostly smooth-running singletrack, but there are a number of sandy patches to ride through, particularly at the route’s onset. Two small rocky sections along the Gashouse Gulch Trail offer a challenging ride."
--Stephen Hlawaty, Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range (Falcon Guides).
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