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

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:

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