Courthouse Trail #218
ElevationAscent: 742' 226 m
Descent: -2,935' -894 m
High: 11,010' 3,356 m
Low: 8,182' 2,494 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)
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“Enjoy a five-mile tour of Courthouse Mountain and Uncompahgre National Forest.”— Caroline Cordsen
Some route-finding skills may be needed through the meadows.
Across the next 0.8 miles, a steep descent finds a major drainage of Courthouse Mountain. Easing up and wrapping towards the mountain's more familiar western face, the trail ripples across the contours on the flank of Courthouse Mountain.
After 0.9 miles, the route enters a heavy grove of aspen, and the Stealey Mountain South Trail breaks off to your left. Back into the pine, another exhausting 1.1 miles finds Courthouse Creek and Stealey Mountain North.
Veering west, and easing into the Courthouse Creek drainage, the elevation loss grows rapid once again, and the trail makes a straight shot down to its western trailhead on County Road 12/FSR #857/Cow Creek Road, 1.9 miles away.
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Local Club: Ouray Trail Group
Dec 4, 2019: GMUG Welcomes New Ranger to Norwood