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Cottonwood Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.2 (5)

A quick, casual connector trail tucked just east of town in a pretty, rural setting.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Point to Point

5,291' 1,613 m

High

5,264' 1,604 m

Low

36' 11 m

Up

14' 4 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Crossing the railroad tracks is technically illegal. Boulder has been planning an underpass for some time but no movement as of yet. Cross at your own risk.

Description

The Cottonwood Trail is a wide, crushed gravel doubletrack. It parallels Whiterock Ditch for most of its length and gets some nice shade from plentiful cottonwoods and willows.

Cottonwood is best used as a connector to get to other trails/paths. Continuing south past Independence, the trail becomes a paved path. Near the halfway point a well-worn "trail" over the train tracks will connect you up to Four Mile Creek path to Pleasant View Soccer Fields and on up to 26th Street.

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Shared By:

Benjamin Pontecorvo

Trail Ratings

  3.2 from 5 votes

#19

in Boulder

#25854

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Trail Rankings

#19

in Boulder

#2,131

in Colorado

#25,854

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Cottonwood
Jun 28, 2021 near Gunbarrel, CO

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Oct 17, 2019
Jody Rae
May 5, 2017
Brian Rempel
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