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Limber Pine Trail

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A singletrack trail along the western edge of North Catamount Reservoir.


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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Point to Point

9,650' 2,941 m

High

9,363' 2,854 m

Low

366' 112 m

Up

498' 152 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fishing · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Limber Pine is fairly easy, flat terrain. Most inclines are gradual. Great hike for school age children.

Limber Pine Trail begins at Catamount Trail (North Slope) however there is not parking at this TH. Rather, park at lot off Edlowe, near Catamount Ranch and start trail there. The Elder-Fehn Trail TH. Elder-Fehn Trail veers to the right; keep going straight, then after a short distance on Elder-Fehn Trail, there is signage to veer toward the right; which is the Limber Pine Trail.

Description

The Limber Pine Trail runs along the western edge of North Catamount Reservoir. As mapped, it runs from the Catamount Trail and meets at the intersection of the Ridge Trail and South Catamount Creek Trail.

The first mile winds through the pines and aspens on the north shore. It then descends and and dumps out at Catamount Trail (North Slope) a service road. At the Catamount Trail (North Slope), take a left to find Limber Pine Trail again to the right. Quickly, you'll cross three metal bridges crossing streams, then just after the marshes the trail splits. Take a left at this point to stay on Limber Pine Trail. This will take you alongside the Catamount Reservoir North; stay to the right on the trail; as there are a lot of social trails to the left for fishermen to gain access to the reservoir. From here, you'll encounter several mild switchbacks meandering through the forest.

The trail ends with an easy descent towards the Ridge Trail and South Catamount Creek Trail. At this point, the out and back is to return the way you came; or hike back to Catamount Trail (North Slope), a service road, take a right on the Catamount Trail (North Slope) and pick up the beginning of the trail a short ways up. The beginning of the Limber Pine trail is marked and will be on the left. From here, hike back to the beginning of Elder-Fehn Trail then take a right to get back to the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Chipmunks, squirrels, mule deer-bucks, does and fawns

Contacts

Shared By:

Allen Tanner with improvements by K Keiter

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View towards N. Catamount Reservoir at the apex mid-loop.
Oct 18, 2017 near Cascade…, CO
Limber Pine Trail is mostly flat, nice easy terrain.
Jul 26, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
Marsh Area; Supple and Green.
Jul 26, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
Elk kisses and bull rubs on the Aspen.
Jul 26, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
End of Limber PIne Trail; overlooking South Catamount Reservoir.
Jul 26, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
View from Limber Pines Trail looking down onto Catamount Reservoir South.
Jul 26, 2020 near Cascade…, CO

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