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Junction Creek Section

Basics
Length:
12 miles
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Time To Allow:
2 - 3 hours
Season:
June-September

Description

The Junction Creek section of the Colorado Trail is a bike friendly part of the epic 400+ mile long trail that spans the State of Colorado. The Junction Creek Section of the Colorado Trail features non-technical but fun riding on smooth trail surface through mature pine forest.

After climbing for several miles on the Junction Creek Section, riders will end up at Gudy’s Rest. From here, riders can choose to return down the way ridden up or continue on for another ¼ mile to Hoffhein’s Cutoff. Hoffhein’s Cutoff features a fun downhill and rejoins with the Colorado Trail below. The mileage for the Junction Creek Section stated above is for the loop to Hoffhein’s.

Details

Length:
12 miles
Shorten ride by going Out and Back
Difficulty:
Non-technical riding at high elevation.
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Time To Allow:
2 - 3 hours
Depends on Aerobic Fitness & route taken.
Season:
June-September
Additional Details:

The Junction Creek section of the Colorado Trail is multi-use so riders may encounter hikers, trail runners and other users and should follow right of way protocol when meeting other groups. The Colorado Trail is located in higher elevation terrain and sudden weather shifts are possible; riders should bring appropriate warm layers in anticipation of this. In addition, riders should be prepared with a stocked repair kit and a first aid kit.

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