Stairway to Heaven
ElevationAscent: 20' 6 m
Descent: -515' -157 m
High: 6,325' 1,928 m
Low: 5,817' 1,773 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“The longer, more enjoyable way to access other trails within the Colorow Trail Network.”— adam cornely
After a few switchbacks, cross a rough doubletrack and continue on Stairway to Heaven. After some more rolling terrain, you'll arrive at another junction. A left here will take you up to Colorow Trail West and the future Colorow Flow trail area. Continue straight on Stairway to Heaven.
The trail will work its way though a drainage and then begin a switchback climb up the side of a prominent, wooded hill. Once at the top of this hill, you'll begin a nice, twisty climb up the prominent saddle to the north.
Once at the top of this saddle cross over an exposed section of the hillside to the east. A series of 12 switchbacks are the final barrier to reach the top of the trail. Once at the top, you'll be at the intersection with Colorow Trail East. Take a right to descend Colorow Trail East for a short loop, or take a left to explore other trails within the Colorow Trail Network.
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Land Manager: BLM Colorado - Colorado River Valley Field Office