Colorado Trail Segment 4

Pike National Forest, Colorado

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Colorado Trail (Segment 4) is a hiking trail in Park County, Colorado. It is within Pike National Forest and Lost Creek Wilderness Area. It is 16.0 miles long and begins at 8,267 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 32.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,197 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Lone and Lonesome Lodes Pegmatite Mine (elevation 8,845 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
Colorado Trail (Segment 4) is a hiking trail in Park County, Colorado. It is within Pike National Forest and Lost Creek Wilderness Area. It is 16.0 miles long and begins at 8,267 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 32.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,197 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Lone and Lonesome Lodes Pegmatite Mine (elevation 8,845 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Colorado Trail (Segment 5) and Rolling Creek Trail 663.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Pike National Forest
Distance: 16.0
Elevation Gain: 5,197 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 8,267 feet
Top Elevation: 10,924 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Colorado Trail (Segment 4)
Parks: Pike National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 8267/10924 ft
Elevation Start/End: 8267/8267 ft

Colorado Trail (Segment 4) Professional Reviews and Guides

"Singletrack, singletrack, and more singletrack! One of the best rides in the Front Range. Don’t miss this one! Tread: 0.2 mile on doubletrack and 17.3 miles on singletrack."

"This popular ride twists and curves along the Colorado Trail and other biker friendly trails in the Pike National Forest. The descent to Buffalo Creek is a fast, thrilling and curvy ride on fairly smooth trail surface -- my personal favorite is the Buffalo Creek area. But remember, he who goes down must go up, so be in shape. Terrain: Smooth and sandy hardpack, dirt forest / logging road."

Recent Trail Reviews

5/31/2010
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Easily my favorite trail in Colorado. When you think of mountain biking this is it. The whole area is full of trails it would take you all summer to do them all. Tons of great camping and a really neat lake at the end of the road. Just a really neat area.


7/14/2009
1

This is a really fun trail and should be rideable by anyone. The climbs aren't too steep or long. Although if you are new to riding on off road trails it may be challenging. Some great rock formations and a really fun trail. As of 7/2009 there's a 5$ fee for the area. In my opinion it is worth it.


8/10/2007
1

This is a great trail! The climbs and descents are manageable for almost all rider abilities. Contrary to the trail report, the majority of this ride is doubletrack not singletrack. It's a great ride nonetheless.


6/22/2007
0

What a great trail. The climbs aren't that steep and the descents not very tricky. Just really fun roller coaster single track. Lots of huge rock outcroppings and great mountain views.


7/13/2000
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Steely Dan from CO says: Great ride today on Segmnt 3 of the Colorado Trail (the Pine- Buffalo Ck area) -- First time there since the fire-- what a Shame! However it rained yesterday and the trail was in gr8 shape!!! This is a Must Do ride for everyone!! 17 miles of Heaven- rode the Green Mtn Loop counter clockwise for the first time and it was the best!! Hoo Ray!! My favorite cruiser run escaped the FIRE and is in great shape!!!!!!! New ride tomorrow!!



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