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Galloping Goose #499

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

17.8 mile 28.6 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,187' 667 m
Descent: -650' -198 m
High: 10,214' 3,113 m
Low: 8,109' 2,472 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

This long, easy trail is rife with stunning scenery and cool history.

Nick Wilder

Features Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

This trail travels past an old train trestle, over two bridges, and along segments of the historic Rio Grande Southern Railway. Much of the trail is singletrack, though the southern portion now follows dirt roads.

There are some steep drop-offs to the river below, but with waterfalls, edible wild berries, and just amazing scenery, this is a perfect trail. The grade never exceeds that of a train line, so while it climbs continuously, it's never steep.

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in Telluride

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in Colorado

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