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Braille Trail

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Roundtrip

0.7 miles

1.2 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Elevation gain

203 ft

62 m

Highest point

7,416 ft

2,260 m

Avg grade

10% (6°)

Elevation loss

-196 ft

-60 m

Max grade

23% (13°)

Elevation loss

-196 ft

-60 m

Avg grade

10% (6°)

Lowest point

7,213 ft

2,199 m


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Genesee Park, CO

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Shared by Dylan Pradas

Features

Views  ·  Wildflowers  ·  ADA Accessible

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Overview

The Braille Trail once had interpretive signs in braille and waist-high guidewire designed for blind hikers. However, the trail was vandalized and they have all been removed until the trail can be restored.

From the parking area, the trail has a shallow descent/ascent on a wide singletrack. At the halfway point, you take a right turn (if going clockwise) to finish the last half of the loop.

There is a bench situated to see the Continental Divide through the trees about 3/4 of the way around the loop.
The Braille Trail once had interpretive signs in braille and waist-high guidewire designed for blind hikers. However, the trail was vandalized and they have all been removed until the trail can be restored.

From the parking area, the trail has a shallow descent/ascent on a wide singletrack. At the halfway point, you take a right turn (if going clockwise) to finish the last half of the loop.

There is a bench situated to see the Continental Divide through the trees about 3/4 of the way around the loop.

ADA Accessible

The were once braille interpretive signs along the trail but they were vandalized and are temporarily gone, as is the guide wire. The trail, however, is still a level path with a mellow up and down.

Family Friendly

An easy loop though the woods..
Shared by Dylan Pradas

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3.5 from 2 hikers

Intermediate

Difficulty average from 3 hikers
1-5 of 15 reviews

2 days ago
Conditions: Muddy, Icy - Lots of mud, occasional ice to make things interesting. Recommend waiting for the trail to dry out.

Jan 25, 2020
Conditions: Snowy, Some Mud, Icy - Traction needed for most of the loop.

Arvada, CO
Jun 3, 2019
Conditions: Mostly Dry

Denver, CO
Apr 24, 2019
Conditions: Dry

Denver, CO
Apr 20, 2019
Conditions: Mostly Dry - Trail conditions were great. Snow and snow melt are no longer on the trail.

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