High Plains Trail
Location: Superior, Colorado, United States
Trail Type: Singletrack
Trailhead is located on the North side of Hwy 128 which runs West out of Broomfield. It actually connects the Coalton Trail to Marshall Mesa/Community Ditch by way of the Greenbelt Plateau Trail.
This is a new section of singletrack that flows across the high plains West of Superior that opened this Spring (2007). There's nothing technical as the trail rolls through the plains through fields of prairie grass, wild flowers, scattered rocks on the trail, while offering great unobstructed views of the Flatirons, and occasionally Longs Peak, and some of the Indian Peaks.
The cool part about this trail is that it connects the Coalton Trail (accessed off McCaslin Blvd. in Superior) to the Marshal Mesa/Community Ditch trails making for a long, non-technical ride that has occasional short, yet steep and quick climbs, a cool "drop-off" at the bridge crossing over Community Ditch itself, as well some fast sections of newly made singletrack (which usually runs adjacent to the gravel trail).
Start at the Coalton Trailhead (in Superior), head West. The trail travels South for a bit after a quick steep climb, and eventually hooks up with the High Plains Trail. Take the downhill through the plains, crossing over several bridges, and rolling its way toward the Greenbelt Plateau Trail. Head North on the Greenbelt Plateau trail. Eventually you will come to a set of stairs, head down them, and take this fast track towards the cool drop-off at the bridge crossing over the Community Ditch itself. Go West immediately after crossing the bridge, and head towards the new sections of the Marshal Mesa trail. Ride the trail through the trees, cacti, rocks, that are scattered over this area. Continue East as the trail eventually turns away from the mountains, and meets up with the Community Ditch Trail. Continue heading East as you ride along the top of the plains. This part of the Marshal Mesa trail ends at S. 66th St. Turn around and head back the way you came, ending back at the Coalton Trailhead.
Submitted by: Jurassic
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