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This is a great way of making a loop for a change of scenery on the way back.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Loop

7,552' 2,302 m

High

7,067' 2,154 m

Low

487' 148 m

Up

484' 147 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

The views at the turn around point are outstanding!

Need to Know

The parking lot is a large dirt lot, with no restroom

Description

Race Track is an easy, steady uphill climb, with no obstacles. The trail meanders through scrub and some juniper trees, nothing much that provides shade. The rock formations at the end are worth the trip to see them.

Instead of returning on Race Track, if you continue along, the trail meets up with Dead Bird Trail, which is also an easy trail with perhaps a few more rocks and roots than Race Track. Dead Bird meets up with Lost Trail towards the end, returning to the parking lot.

Shared By:

Sue Sporter with improvements by Ava Maddocks

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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View from the top.
Jul 6, 2023 near Salida, CO
Rock formations
Jul 28, 2020 near Salida, CO
Turning away from the formations.
Jul 28, 2020 near Salida, CO
Rock formations
Jul 28, 2020 near Salida, CO

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