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Bluebell Road

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 420' 128 m
Descent: -67' -20 m
High: 6,093' 1,857 m
Low: 5,673' 1,729 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

Somewhat paved doubletrack heading straight up to multiple trail intersections.

Tom Robson

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the northeastern corner of Chatauqua Park, this doubletrack/somewhat paved road heads directly south, almost straight up the contours. Once you've passed the final house on your left, the trail bends to the right and the grade steepens. Eventually, you'll reach an intersection with Mesa Trail, where there is a single pit toilet.

After the toilet, Bluebell Road winds back on itself, making a lollipop loop. This loop connects to the Flatirons Loop trail, Bluebell-Baird Trail, and Bluebell Spur Trail. At the top of the lollipop, the Bluebell Shelter provides shade and protection from the elements. Built in 1923, this structure has been preserved and upgraded over the years and can be rented for events.

Though the views are stunning, this is one of the LEAST aesthetic trails in Chautauqua.

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Jun 2, 2019
Blake Willard
1mi
Jun 2, 2019
Alicia Willard
1mi
May 24, 2019
Allison K
on way back from royal arch, from foothills loop 1mi
Jan 25, 2019
Catie Carnes
Jul 31, 2018
Rebecca Falgoust
Jun 14, 2018
Adams Myers
Way out from Royal Arch
Apr 8, 2018
David M
Mar 20, 2018
Todd Bradshaw

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