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Buttery single- and doubletrack climb from Jamestown to the Nugget Hill past meadows and an old mine.


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2.8

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

8,335' 2,541 m

High

6,924' 2,110 m

Low

1,412' 430 m

Up

20' 6 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

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From Main Street in Jamestown, bear right onto a broad gravel road past a few houses. The trail climbs steadily, switchbacking around an old mine at 0.4 miles, then alternates between aspen forest, pines, and glorious open meadows for another mile. Lather, rinse, repeat. Finally the grade steepens and the forest deepens before you emerge on the open saddle below Nugget Hill.

From here, the rough FS509.1 road leads west (uphill) or FS509.3D road leads east (uphill). If precipitous, loose downhill is your wish, continue south down FS509.1 and drop into the Lefthand Valley.

Or, here's a crazy idea: turn around and descend that beautiful trail back to Jamestown and get a snack at the Mercantile!

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Shared By:

Charles Danforth

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  3.9 from 10 votes

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in Jamestown

#11175

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in Jamestown

#954

in Colorado

#11,175

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Playing in the snow
Oct 28, 2019 near Niwot, CO
Slaughterhouse gulch trail
Oct 28, 2019 near Niwot, CO
Coming down the trail you can see the old mine. This is a fun relaxing walk through the wood away from crowds.
Oct 28, 2019 near Niwot, CO
Old mine near the start of the trail
Dec 27, 2020 near Niwot, CO

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Jun 14, 2021
Gail Taylor
The turn is just opposite the Jamestown Firestation. You can park at the town park and follow a trail behind the bandstand and across the road up hil 3mi — 1h 30m
Sep 13, 2020
Aylannah Dylag
Did this out and back surprised by the abandoned mine and the number of Aspen on the route 5.8mi — 2h 17m
Nov 10, 2019
Abel Valdes
Oct 27, 2019
parick jacques
Fresh snow few inches . Very fun me relaxing walk with my son .
Jul 21, 2019
Chris Glisczinski
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