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East/West Regional Trail (EWRT)

Easy/Intermediate
 3.0 (25)

A 20-mile cross county trail with more mileage planned to be added! It also has some singletrack...


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Map Key

19.8

Miles

31.8

KM

Doubletrack

6,407' 1,953 m

High

5,545' 1,690 m

Low

1,662' 507 m

Up

1,168' 356 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

The first portion can be closed from early April to late June for bird nesting between rocky heights and Cabela's.

Description

After parking near Cabela's, head up the doubletrack trail on the Mesa and follow it. After descending, cross McCarthur Ranch Road onto the singletrack and hook that up with the East/West from Rocky Heights.

From Rocky Heights, take the gentle climb to the monarch parking lot and continue under the road and follow that to Daniels Gate. Once at Daniels Gate, take the doubletrack almost to Mountain Vista High School. Take the well-marked turn-off and you'll get some great flowing singletrack that eventually turns into doubletrack with gravel down by highway 85.

If taking any of the turn-offs to some of the great other trails along the way, make sure you are prepared to show that you have highlands ranch identification or you can be kicked off of the trails.

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Casey Shuster

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  3.0 from 25 votes

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Photos

Gate entrance at the North end of the Cowboy Up trail.  It can be easy to miss from the Douglas County East/West trail.
Sep 9, 2015 near Highlan…, CO
Well marked trail intersections with mileage
Sep 9, 2015 near Highlan…, CO
Gate entrance at the North end of the Rocky Gulch Trail
Sep 9, 2015 near Highlan…, CO
Ridge Line High Point lookout. Background is downtown Denver and foreground is the Tech center.
Jul 14, 2016 near Carriag…, CO
Map of the Highlands Point Trail System.
Jun 13, 2020 near Highlan…, CO
View of Devil's Head and the Rampart Range from the start of Longhorn Ledge.
Jun 13, 2020 near Highlan…, CO

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