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Coal Creek Canyon

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Echo Canyon (aka The Scoop) 
Pinecliffe 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Nelson Loop
The topmost section of Hall Ranch - a beautiful, rolling singletrack trail for everyone. Near Lyons, CO
Homestead Trail
Some rocks and roots, but another nice and easy intermediate option. Near Castle Rock, CO
Sandy Wash
A Buffalo Creek favorite - downhill the whole way with good flow! Near Castle Rock, CO
Shadow Pine Loop
An easy ride for a lazy day or to try out mountain biking. Near Morrison, CO
Heil Ranch
A good intermediate ride relatively close to Boulder, with many options for linking to other trails. Near Lyons, CO
Ponderosa Loop
A short intermediate loop at the top of Heil Ranch, with moderate terrain and a scenic overlook. Near Lyons, CO
From MP's sister site: MTB Project

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Description 

Coal Creek Canyon (CO Hwy 72) is mostly private property but is host to at least one great crag at the top of the canyon that will be worth the drive.

Getting There 

Drive South from Boulder 10 miles or north from Golden on CO Hwy 93, and go west on CO Hwy 72.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

11 Total Routes

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Pulling through first of 3 roofs.

Can You Dig It? 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CO : Coal Creek Canyon : ... : Shaft
There are great holds through the first roof. The route becomes easier. At second roof, there is slightly harder crimping. The route backs off to easy 5th Class. The third roof has harder crimping.There are a total of ten bolts, with 2 chain anchors. The anchors easily are reached from the top of the crag, so a TR is possible without leading....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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