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Waterton Canyon

Runners head to Waterton Canyon to get a taste of spectacular mountain scenery without too much elevation change. Waterton Canyon is the eastern terminus of the famed Colorado Trail, which travels nearly 500 miles from Denver to Durango. The route through Waterton Canyon follows the gravel road that runs alongside the rumbling South Platte River and gradually slopes upwards for 6 miles to the Strontia Springs Dam. The wide gravel road is closed to traffic and attracts runners, cyclists, hikers, families, and anglers. The trail also features mile markers restrooms at the top and bottom, and bighorn sheep grazing throughout.

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  • 12.4 mi Distance
  • 354 ft Elevation
  • Trail Run Type

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