August 4, 2012

Tour de Colorado - Segment #3

Segment #3Little Scraggy Trail-head to Wellington Lake Road
Additional Bonus Riding —Segment #4 to Lost Creek Wilderness Boundary, Redskin Creek, Gashouse (726), Homestead (728), Sandy Wash (730)
Riders: Chuck, Kristin, Drew


The CoT
Date: August 4, 2012
Ride Type: Shuttle - 1)Little Scraggy 2) US Forest Service Workstation, Buffalo Creek Town
Chosen Direction / Route: Little Scraggy trail-head to Wellington Lake trail-head, 1.9 miles of segment #4 to Lost Creek Wilderness boundary, return on COT segment #3 to Redskin creek junction to Gashouse, climb to Homestead, ending with excellent descent of Sandy Wash to the town of Buffalo Creek 
Mileage: 31.4 miles (13.4 COT section #3 one way)
Elevation Gain: 4215' with 5211' of downhill radness
Average Pace: 11 min/mile
Total time includes breaks: 6 hours
Trail description: A glorious segment of the COT!  First 9 miles or so are for the most part downhill.  Followed by a short climb to the segments high point, and segment #3's end (Wellington Lake Road).  For a bonus ride segment #4 its an additional 1.9 miles will get you to the Lost Creek Wilderness Boundary.  Once you decide to return, its all downhill to the connection with Redskin Creek Trail.  Here you have two options either retrace your ride back to Little Scraggy Trail-head or enjoy some of Buffalo Creeks best singletrack.




Interactive GPS track recording for COT segment #3:

View Segment #3 — Little Scraggy Trail-head to Wellington Lake RoadUntitled in a larger map



Our GPS tracks overlaid onto Google Earth 


Elevation with corresponding speed profile


Homestead's Granite Slab Riding


Heart Rock Corner


The fastest portion of the COT - ride for your life

Don't Brake - Granite shreds tires


Drew rollin on his new "Clown Wheels"


Muffins of the Granite Variety