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Bluffs Run

Rating: Gold based on 1 review
Distance: 3.10 miles / 4.99 km
Location: Start: Bluffs Regional Park parking area
Bluffs Regional Park - Lone Tree, CO, US
Attributes: loop, all hills, unpaved path
Description: Following the main loop through the park, up and around the bluffs.
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Added by Dan Shaw on 12/28/2009
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Rating: Route rating: Gold
by: Dan Shaw on 1/9/2010 5:00:14 PM
The park possesses beautiful grassy expanses and virtually no trees, giving wonderful, open views of metro Denver to the north and the mountains to the west. Besides the breathtaking views, the course features a breathtaking 750 feet of elevation change (375 feet each up and down). Approximately half a mile on top of the ridge is relatively level. Virtually all the remainder of the course is going up or down, with an average grade of over 5 percent. The steepest climb is in the first half mile, from the parking area to the top of the bluffs, at the highest point of the course, a climb of almost 200 feet (10 percent grade). The course runs a short out-and-back along a ridge top, then winds down the west face of the bluff. As the trail circles to the north it rises and falls over three small shoulders, and climbs back up the north end of the bluffs. The final quarter mile drops rapidly down the eastern face to the parking area and the finish line.

 

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