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Longs Ranch Road

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Long, steep and isolated Forest Service Road that connects Highway 24, Ute Pass Trail, and Barr Trail.


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3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Point to Point

9,151' 2,789 m

High

7,335' 2,236 m

Low

1,820' 555 m

Up

394' 120 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

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Description

Directions: From the pullout on Highway 24 take the dirt road and proceed uphill. After a few hundred meters, you'll come to a 4-way intersection. Proceed strait and uphill. Right takes you onto private property and city utility; left takes you to Ute Pass Trail and down down to Manitou Springs. After 3 miles, follow signs to Barr Trail. The road does intersect with French Creek Trail #703, but the intersection is very faint; stay on the main trail to proceed on Longs Ranch Road. After the trail crests, the last mile is a rapid decent that dead ends into Barr Trail.

Description: This road is quite a slog, a steep sustained climb with sections of loose gravel; however, the Forest Service keeps it clear of debris. The road is quite isolated and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless they are running it as part of a larger link-up...between Barr Trail and Waldo Canyon Trail #640/ Rampart Range Road for example.

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Chris Fa

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in Cascade

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in Cascade

#3,256

in Colorado

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End of Ute Pass Trail. Continue to left and hike into Cascade passing Longs Ranch.
Jun 7, 2020 near Manitou…, CO

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