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Mt. Cutler Trail

 3.4 (15)

Length


1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


414' 126 m

Ascent

-73' -22 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

7,145' 2,178 m

High

6,733' 2,052 m

Low

Shared By K Keiter

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The abundance of rubbish on this trail is very unflattering, which makes the short trail unworthy of the venture.

K Keiter

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly This is not a good trail for toddlers, but okay for a bit older kids with some experience and with proper footwear.

Not open to equestrians or bikes. Hikers only. Dogs on leash.

Description

This trailhead is about 1.8 miles past the Starsmore Discovery Center and on the left with a small lot for parking. This trail is overrated, but for the casual hiker and tourist there are some sights to be had.

The first 0.6 miles of the trails is a bit repugnant. Especially during busy times, there are traffic jams with inexperienced visitors toting their small children up the terrain in inappropriate footwear which is vexing for a more experienced hiker. In addition, there are a lot of disrespectful dog owners with unleashed dogs, piles of dog excrement and loads of flies swarming the piles of waste - not a scenic start.

If you can make it to the cutoff of the Mount Muscoco trailhead, the trail becomes more satisfying. It seems at this point, the traffic thins a bit the next 0.1 miles to the summit. Upon reaching the summit, several paths can be taken to overlook different in different directions. Unfortunately, the views from the summit are okay, but not wondrous.

Overall, the rubbish found in the first part of the trail is very unflattering, which makes the short hike unworthy of the venture.

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Mar 3, 2018
Linda Tennies
2mi
Dec 27, 2017
Wendi Westfall
Dec 21, 2017
Payton Raso
Dec 16, 2017
Tom Kuthy
Great out and back. Pretty busy on the weekend. Shaded in winter, nice views and a great end point overlooking the city. 2.2mi — 1h 00m
Sep 22, 2017
David Orner
Sep 11, 2017
Trail 360
Check out a 4K 360 view of this trail on YouTube. https://youtu.be/bFNajMls39o Know what to expect before you head out to the trailhead! 0.8mi — 0h 25m
Sep 4, 2017
Rob Cannata
Aug 28, 2017
Levi Arnhold

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  3.4 from 15 votes

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  3.4 from 15 votes
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#563

in Colorado

#5,659

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