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Map Key

10.3

Miles

16.6

KM

Point to Point

7,771' 2,369 m

High

6,109' 1,862 m

Low

2,332' 711 m

Up

772' 235 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Section Of

Description

The trail starts at the end of CT - Segment 1 along the Platte River. The first quarter of the trail is the majority of the climbing you'll do. After that the trail flattens out for the most part, with a brief stretch of forested area that provides some shade. The final bit of the trail is mostly a flat open meadow where a recent fire burned off much of the trees. There is no water and little shade.

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Shared By:

Hiking Project Staff with improvements by Paul Mason

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 19 votes

#2

in South Platte

#7925

Overall
  3.8 from 19 votes
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Trail Rankings

#2

in South Platte

#601

in Colorado

#7,925

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Photos

A morning mist enshrouds the CT - Segment 2 headed west.
Feb 26, 2017 near Pine, CO
The sun shines as I come out of the trees on a beautiful day!
Feb 26, 2017 near Pine, CO
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Current Trail Conditions

All Clear 78 days ago
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Check-Ins

Aug 9, 2023
Rachel Solorio
11.7mi
Apr 1, 2023
Stuart Barrington
Started windy but that dropped early. Trail is mostly clear with some small, but very slippery patches. The final burn scar section had some mud 11.9mi — 4h 15m
Oct 9, 2022
Tarita Fisher Boersma
With Al and Mesa Segment 2 actually ends about 1 mile further. Good with 2L of water. Mesa carried her own water. First time using her pack! 10.8mi — 4h 10m
Jun 11, 2022
Kelli Baxstrom
Jun 5, 2022
Keith Wilson
10.7mi — 4h 21m
May 6, 2022
Matt Castelli
10.3mi
Jun 7, 2021
Ann Adams
Jess and I hiked from Buffalo Creek to South Platte. — 8h 00m
Jun 5, 2020
Travis Cooper
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