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Bolam Pass - Hotel Draw Loop

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Rugged and long with awesome scenery. Trail starts on Forest Rd about 5 mile West of Purgatory Ski Area.

The FS road climbs from 8800 ft to 10000 ft intersecting the CO Trail. You take the CO Trail for another 10 miles peaking out at 12000 ft on Blackhawk Pass. Then its a quick 5 mile downhill fly to where you started. Email me for GPS way pt log if you want it. There is a termendous amount of climing involved, but the views of the San Juans & Wilson range are worth it.

A general trail description....Drive on FS 578 from Purgatory (Durango Mtn Resort going to the Hermosa Creek TH. Park car near Hermosa Crk TH. Ride North on FS 578 going towards Bolam Pass (Graysill Mine area). After the mine follow the road left to Celebration Lake. Turn left (south) onto the CO Trail that crosses the road. Stay on the CO trail and climb over Blackhawk Pass. Its all downhill from here!! The CO trail intersects FS 550/564 and take a left (NE) onto this road. Take a right (south) onto FS 578 and head back to your car.
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Latitude
37.595327861338454
Longitude
-107.83510208129883
Trail Length
25
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Durango
State/Territory/Province
CO
Country
US
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Review Date
August 13, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: slayer_de_nar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
So the Colorado trail portion going over Blackhawk is awesome but all the road riding is lame. If you follow this route most of your downhill and mileage is on well used forest service roads. I have shuttled to the top of Bolem pass rode the CT to Corral Draw, then go up Hermosa Creek. Thats one of the best rides in Colorado. Bolem Pass is 4wd so its a pain in the ass to shuttle. If your gonna pedal the whole thing might as well hit up Corral, unless you don't like sweet single track and prefer roads. If thats the case get a road bike.

Recommended Route:
CT to Corral to Hermosa.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any part of the CT



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Review Date
February 26, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: crondula ,  Racer

Summary:
Rugged singletrack/forest road mix that combine to form a loop with the CO Trail. High altitude lung burner that will leave your muscles sore but with unforgetable views.

Recommended Route:
Just a general trail description....you need a good map & GPS is highly recommended. ****Drive on FS 578 from Purgatory (Durango Mtn Resort going to the Hermosa Creek TH. Park car near Hermosa Crk TH. Ride North on FS 578 going towards Bolam Pass (Graysill Mine area). After the mine follow the road left to Celebration Lake. Turn left (south) onto the CO Trail that crosses the road. Stay on the CO trail and climb over Blackhawk Pass. Its all downhill from here!! The CO trail intersects FS 550/564 (I am sure it is not marked or signs here at all) and take a left (NE) onto this road. Take a right (south) onto FS 578 and head back to your car. Recommended Map: Latitude 40 -- Durango Recreation Topo -- www.latitude40maps.com

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cascade Divide - Bolam Pass Loop



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