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Burro Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,034' 315 m
Descent: -918' -280 m
High: 8,651' 2,637 m
Low: 7,826' 2,385 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Rachel Vecchitto

A nice scenic loop that packs in more climbing than you'd expect.

Rachel Vecchitto

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Park at the Bridge Creek trailhead. There's a limited amount of parking, so arrive earlier if you want to be sure to get a spot. The beginning of the trail is off to the left, across a small creek, behind the restrooms.

The trail starts with a smaller climb up the hillside and then drops down to the beginning of the loop. You'll retrace your steps back over this first section to return to the trailhead later. When you get to the fork you have your choice of doing the loop clockwise or counterclockwise; both are similar, though going clockwise gives you a slightly shorter and steeper climb.

No matter which way you choose, roughly the first half of the loop is relatively sustained climbing that will get your heart pumping. At the halfway point, you have the option of taking a spur trail up to Windy Peak for beautiful 360-degree mountain views.

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Check-Ins

Aug 4, 2019
Melissa Cook
Aug 4, 2019
Richard Bieser
Jun 16, 2019
Brooks Tellekamp
Windy ridge spur to 9070' 6.5mi — 4h 00m
Jun 8, 2019
Rachel Pierstorff
5.4mi
Jun 2, 2019
Quentin Ribierre
2h 30m
Apr 7, 2019
Veronica S
4.2mi — 3h 15m
Sep 15, 2018
Britt Mooney
Aug 19, 2018
Carolyn C
With Colt

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  3.9 from 17 votes

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#452

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Just after one of the first switchbacks going up the west side of Burro Trail.
Sep 10, 2016 near Coal Creek, CO

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