Hiking Project Logo

Christmas Tree Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 189' 58 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,180' 2,188 m
Low: 6,991' 2,131 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Craig Fowler

A tight winding singletrack that cuts through scrub oaks, ending with a doubletrack climb.

Craig Fowler

Features -none-

This is a multi use area. Please stay alert while on the trail and be respectful of other users.

Description

Christmas Tree does not have any of your typical christmas tree types growing along it, but that didn't stop locals from decorating the scrub oaks that do.
Off the left of Monte Carlo Trail, Christmas Tree Trail climbs steadily from start to finish. The beginning is tight and winding with lots of turns and dips over the multiple of rocks that make up the surface.
About 2/3's up the trail, it turns onto an old road. At this point, the majority of the climbing starts. That said, it's not overly steep.

As you near the top you'll make a few soft turns followed by a 90 degree right hand turn, followed by one last pitch. Once over this last pitch you'll be at the start of North Porcupine Trail and end of South Porcupine Trail. The choice is yours where you go from here!

Christmas Tree is a multi directional trail.

Hiked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Photos, Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Flora & Fauna

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#28541

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#2,365

in Colorado

#28,541

Overall
2 Views Last Month
17 Since Oct 9, 2017
Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking