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Platte River #654

Intermediate
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Relatively flat singletrack gravel trail along Platte River with gorgeous views of the river. Great for families!


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

Point to Point

8,118' 2,474 m

High

7,567' 2,306 m

Low

359' 109 m

Up

652' 199 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Fishing · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

This trail has a lot of fisherman trails, social trails and animal trails and at about 2.64 miles; stay low near the river or you'll find yourself scrambling on these social/animal trails and the terrain can be a bit technical and advanced; however great views!

Description

Trail starts at trailhead with 4-5 parking spots along County Road 112. The trail is relatively well shaded with evergreens and provides good views of the Platte River. It is great for families, our 5, 3, and 1 year old kids were able to handle it. There were numerous wildflowers and birds, and we were able to see one deer while hiking. The trail does not perfectly correlate to the map on the hiking project app, but it is well marked with blue diamonds on trees, and the singletrack is easy to follow.

Flora & Fauna

Pines, Willows, Juniper, Wild Raspberries, Aspen, Yucca. Chipmunks.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brent Smith with improvements by K Keiter

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Bank of the South Fork of the South Platte River sprinkled with willows.
Jun 4, 2021 near Deckers, CO
Boulders along South Platte River Trail #654.
Oct 13, 2020 near Deckers, CO
Looking Upstream - Majestic Boulders scattered in the South Fork of the South Platte River.
Jun 4, 2021 near Deckers, CO
Fall colors South Platte River.
Oct 13, 2020 near Deckers, CO
South Platte River rapids.
Oct 13, 2020 near Deckers, CO
Clear water in South Platte River.
Oct 13, 2020 near Deckers, CO

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May 8, 2021
Rachel Pierstorff
7mi
Nov 13, 2020
Michael Calabrese
Oct 10, 2020
K Keiter
Feb 16, 2020
Matthew Rosenquist
Feb 15, 2020
Stephanie Baker
Jul 9, 2019
Brent Smith
Relatively easy singletrack trail overlooking the Platte River. Great for families!