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.
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."
--Bob D'Antonio, Mountain Biking Denver & Boulder (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Tom Barnhart, Front Range Single Tracks (Fat Tire Press).
"This start of this segment has essentially two trailheads; one at FS-560, and another 0.25 mile up a small dirt road. This segment begins at FS-560, but parking is available at both locations. Segment 4 is highlighted by entry into the Lost Creek Wilderness Area. Bicyclists need to leave the Colorado Trail at FS-560 and begin the long detour to Rock Creek."
--The Colorado Trail Foundation, The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook (Colorado Mountain Club Press).
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