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Box 'o Rox

Intermediate

Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 520' 158 m
Descent: -66' -20 m
High: 6,717' 2,047 m
Low: 6,233' 1,900 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Chris 22841

A lovely trail with some sections of loose rocks.

Chris 22841

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Description

This trail has been changed and improved throughout the years and there are not as many rocks on it as the name might imply. There is one section that is less than a mile long with loose rocks smaller than your fist.

From the Rooney parking lot proceed across the bridge over C-470 and continue onto the wide, dirt road. This trail will start at your first left. As an alternative, you can cross the bridge and turn left on the paved bike path. Just before reaching the underpass you'll turn right onto singletrack.

In either case, hike on singletrack uphill. This trail will merge into the Summit Loop Trail.

This is a great trail and is beautiful especially in the spring when everything is green.

Flora & Fauna

Plenty of prairie vegetation and small pockets of more greenery near a spring. As with all the trails in this area, keep an eye out for rattlesnakes.

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Jun 21, 2018
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Jan 7, 2018
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May 3, 2015
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Nice views of Dakota Ridge and the mountains behind it.
May 3, 2015 near West Pl…, CO
This area is very green in the spring.
May 3, 2015 near West Pl…, CO
I love the contrasting colors that these flowers add.
May 3, 2015 near West Pl…, CO
This part of the trail can be muddy. Take care not to ruin the trail!
May 3, 2015 near West Pl…, CO
The beginning of Box 'o Rox trail is doubletrack but will soon change to singletrack. You can see I-70 going up into the mountains in the background.
May 3, 2015 near West Pl…, CO
Bright green hills after a wet spring.
Jun 21, 2015 near West Pl…, CO

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