High Plains Trail

Trail Meter: 
Fair

High Plains Trail is a great addition to the Marshall Valley trail network. It is a nice long segment of trail with fun flowing singletrack. This trail can be run as an out and back, or as part of the Dirty Bismarck loop. From the Greenbelt Plateau trailhead, the trail starts by gently going down through some short rock sections. Don't worry, these are not very technical. They will just bounce you around a little. After you cross a few gates and a bridge, you start your climbing to the end. The climbing is of a nice grade, not too steep! It includes some brief breaks in the climb as well. As you crest the last hill, you'll see the end at a gate and small parking area. If you want to continue on to Superior, go through the gate and turn right onto Coalton Trail. This area does fairly well over the winter, but can be deceiving. The muddy spots are usually hidden from the road and can be very sticky and fragile. Please make sure you check the trail meter! If you are headed back to the Greenbelt Plateau trailhead, get ready for some nice gentle downhill almost all the way back. In the summer, this trail can get HOT! There is no tree cover at all, so come prepared. Also, it can get really windy out on the trail. Eldorado Canyon causes a nice funnel for the wind to flow over the trail.

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T: 2 A: 4 C: 3

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2.6 mi.
150 ft.

Comments

OSMP CLOSURE LIFTED... Current conditions unknown

Trail Meter: Closed»Fair

expect mud; closure lifted

Trail Meter: Good»

OSMP has closed this trail due to muddy conditions

it's all good out here...!

Trail Meter: Poor»Good

good to go!

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

Friday 3pm... trail has bad mud east of Coal Creek... had to walk it out and ride the highway to complete the loop... should be fine midday Saturday

lovely out here... there's even wildflowers still in bloom!

still green and wildflowers are still in bloom! Crazy!

the wildflowers are still blooming! go get some beauty today!

All trails in the Dirty Bizmark area are in good shape and dry. Even though it rained twice during todays ride, it never got muddy...

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