6 miles
Distance
1,051 ft
Climb
-1,001 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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Details

  • Riding Area
    Rico
    Rico, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

Great singletrack between Cross Mountain (Lizard Head) and Dunton Meadows. Groundhog follows along the Lizardhead Wilderness boundary but is non-motorized multi-use. This is one of the few rolling and not very steep trails in the area. Out-and-back, loop with the Dunton Road and Highway 145, or shuttle. If you are a beast, use this as your start for Calico.

Access Info

North end is at Cross Mountain trailhead. South end is at Dunton Meadows just east of Eagle Peak road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Groundhog Stock Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    50 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,035 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,035 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,085 ft
  • Grade
    0.166%
  • Grade max
    -34.893%
  • Grade min
    25.287%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,514 ft
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on Jul 28, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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Groundhog Stock... Trail Reports

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Jul 28, 2018 @ 7:10am
Jul 28, 2018
Not horrible but a few low spots holding water from all the rain we have been getting.
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag npieterse (Jul 10, 2018 at 19:27)
 I've ridden Groundhog Stock trail three times this summer... Conditions are great!

I recommend riding it from north to south. To create a loop, we park at the Dunton Road entrance off of Highway 145 and ride up the highway to the Cross Mountain trailhead parking lot on Lizard Head pass.

Head up the Cross Mountain Trail for less than a mile, to the intersection with the Groundhog Stock trail, then head south. The first 2-3 miles are pretty stiff climbing but very doable. Then descend, super fun, down to the bridge across slate creek. From the bridge there's an undulating and gradual climb up to the meadows, then you head across the meadows back to the Dunton road and down to the highway. Fun, fun!
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