Colorado Trail Segment 4

Pike National Forest, Colorado

Distance16.0mi
Elevation Gain5,197ft
Trailhead Elevation8,267ft
Top10,924ft
Elevation Min/Max8267/10924ft
Elevation Start/End8267/8267ft

Colorado Trail Segment 4

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), Rolling Creek Trail 663 and Colorado Trail (Segment 3).

Colorado Trail (Segment 4) Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
The Colorado Trail Foundation
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"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." Read more

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5/31/2010
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.
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7/14/2009
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.
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8/10/2007
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.
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6/22/2007
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.
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7/13/2000
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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Trail Information

Pike National Forest
Nearby City
Lost Creek Wilderness Area
Parks
South Park and South Platte Ranger Districts, Pike National Forest
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #105; USGS Windy Peak, Topaz Mountain
Local Maps

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