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Challenging hike with views to distract.


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10.2

Miles

16.4

KM

Loop

7,080' 2,158 m

High

5,726' 1,745 m

Low

1,759' 536 m

Up

1,758' 536 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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Overview

Enjoyable hike with pretty good elevation. Main up/down is in the first half.

Description

Start out at Eagle Valley Trailhead (any vehicle can make it here). Go through the slate rock canyon then a right onto Eagle Road rather than going up Spikes. This is the major elevation gain. This road connects to Red Rocks/Nighthorse Trail at the top.

Enjoy the views of the San Juans to the south from here and then bang a left onto Red Rocks/Nighthorse Trail. This trail provides great views of Grand Mesa and the Gunnison Canyon. At Bobcat trailhead go down Bobcat Road to connect with Sidewinder Trail as a left had turn. Take this back to Eagle Valley Trail.

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Jeff Rice

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View of the San Juans to the south.
Nov 20, 2022 near Olathe, CO
The trail never gives up its technical nature.
Jan 10, 2017 near Olathe, CO
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