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Pleasant climb up the hillside that can be used to join the midpoints of Horse Gulch Trails and Durango Mesa trails


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0.7

Miles

1.2

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Point to Point

7,072' 2,156 m

High

6,862' 2,092 m

Low

210' 64 m

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6%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

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Starting from the southwestern tip of the Meadow Loop, cross the doubletrack service road. Then begin a mellow, switchbacking climb up the northern of the two knobs. Before entering the pine covered hillside, you'll get nice views of the valley's new (in 2023) downhill-only trails and Pautsky Point.

At the shady saddle between the two knobs is the 4-way junction of Mesa Connector and Meadow Knob Connector. Continue straight and towards the right (due west) to stay on Meadow Knob Connector. One more switchback and a bit more climbing brings you to a round platform built up on piled rocks. This is where the Meadow Knob Connector ends and the Intermediate Downhill trail begins.

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Megan W

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Looking south at Pautsky Point from the Meadow Knob Connector.
Oct 6, 2023 near Durango, CO
Raised starting platform for the Intermediate Downhill Trail.
Oct 6, 2023 near Durango, CO
Late August sunflowers looking towards the Telegraph Trail.
Aug 30, 2023 near Durango, CO
Typical smooth trail on the Meadow Knob Connector trail.
Oct 6, 2023 near Durango, CO

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