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Columbine is a steep trail that parallels the North Cheyenne Canyon Road. Although it is never too far away from the road, the upper portion of the trail feels much more “out there” because of dense tree cover and the substantial elevation difference between the trail and road. It is a great hike that is extremely accessible from multiple points along North Cheyenne Canyon Road. The hike can be a bit hot midday in the summer, so get an early start. As a bike ride, Columbine is very steep with many off-camber loose turns. As an uphill route, your smallest gear will be your home for most of the four miles, and a few sections are barely rideable due to the steep grades. As a downhill, watch out for the loose gravel.

Pro Tips

  • Two-way trail. Yield to uphill traffic.
  • Not a recommended trail for bikes.
  • Recommended season(s): March-November, often dry mid-winter.

    —Tasha Heilweil

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