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    Biggest climb on the Front Range?

    What's the biggest trail climb near us?
    I forget what it is. I know it's not White or anything in Ft. Collins. Falcon? For some reason, I remember people saying some trail down 70 near Floyd Hill.
    Just curious.
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    Ride Hard & Don't Get Dead!

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    In other words... nobody knows for sure.

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    Bergen, that was it. Thanks.
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    I vote Jamestown climb finishing up with the jeep road thingy. Way tough and could never pull it off without stopping.

    Second for me is Belcher. Still haven't made in one push. Dabbed once and straight up had to stop for a breather is my best go at it.

    Third. 505. Not a great trail because it's a jeep road but damn is it a workout.

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    #1 most difficult climb is the one I make out of bed every morning.

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    Start at the bottom of White ranch. Take Belcher all the way up, when you get to the upper parking lot keep going on the dirt road, stay right until you get to the bottom of Golden Gate State Park. Then climb Mountain Lion all the way to the top then to Buffalo and then take Mule Deer all the way to the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    #1 most difficult climb is the one I make out of bed every morning.
    LOL agreed!

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    Barr Trail from manitou springs to the top of pikes peak. 13 miles of straight up and 8,000ft of elevation gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crit Rat
    Start at the bottom of White ranch. Take Belcher all the way up, when you get to the upper parking lot keep going on the dirt road, stay right until you get to the bottom of Golden Gate State Park. Then climb Mountain Lion all the way to the top then to Buffalo and then take Mule Deer all the way to the top.

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    Jesus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crit Rat
    Start at the bottom of White ranch. Take Belcher all the way up, when you get to the upper parking lot keep going on the dirt road, stay right until you get to the bottom of Golden Gate State Park. Then climb Mountain Lion all the way to the top then to Buffalo and then take Mule Deer all the way to the top.

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    If you have a hair on your a$$ you'll keep going until you get to the top of Rollins Pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsotak
    Barr Trail from manitou springs to the top of pikes peak. 13 miles of straight up and 8,000ft of elevation gain.
    Beat that one No CO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    See? Nobody knows.
    Not really. Everybody knows - different.
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    The steepest climbs will be old roads.

    Belcher hill - 18%?, north table mountain - 24+%, deer creek - 22%?, and the one below, all old roads.

    From what I've heard the Broadmoor-Cheyenne Mountain Highway is ridiculously steep but unfortunately not open to the public.

    others
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    I would also have to agree that riding up Barr trail is insane. Much shorter but also hard is Rattlesnake Gulch coming up out of the PP Cog parking lot on the Ute Indian Trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude
    Beat that one No CO.
    Start in Juleburg (3,478 ft) and head westerly up Mount Evans (14,264 ft). 10,786 foot gain.
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    Biggest, steepest, hardest ??

    I'll nominate the Barr Trail on Pikes Pk for all of the above.

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    If you want hard but climbable without dabbing, do a time trial from just past the rock garden at the beginning of Belcher (just out of the parking lot, just to take it out of the equation) all the way up to the end of Belcher singletrack and touch the bench at the very top. That way the climb is as hard as you make it. I don't even know if the waterbars on the singletrack are actually clearable these days, I haven't done that section in a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    Start in Juleburg (3,478 ft) and head westerly up Mount Evans (14,264 ft). 10,786 foot gain.

    That would make for a long day!

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    (This Thread)^ -1= fun downhill

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    If you want hard but climbable without dabbing, do a time trial from just past the rock garden at the beginning of Belcher (just out of the parking lot, just to take it out of the equation) all the way up to the end of Belcher singletrack and touch the bench at the very top. That way the climb is as hard as you make it. I don't even know if the waterbars on the singletrack are actually clearable these days, I haven't done that section in a few years.
    Thats all rideable on a good day.. the rock garden is the best part...
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    If you want hard but climbable without dabbing, do a time trial from just past the rock garden at the beginning of Belcher (just out of the parking lot, just to take it out of the equation) all the way up to the end of Belcher singletrack and touch the bench at the very top. That way the climb is as hard as you make it. I don't even know if the waterbars on the singletrack are actually clearable these days, I haven't done that section in a few years.
    I love the "touch the bench" part - makes it feel like a game show
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    East/West White Pine outside Masonville, or the other side of that valley and any trail that goes to the top of Lookout Mtn/Donner pass.

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    Lake Como road to Mt. Blanca. Good luck...
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