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Klunker Trail - Miramonte Rim to Holy Cross, CO

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,679 feet
Elevation Gain 111 feet
Accumulated Gain 112 feet
Avg Time One Way 20 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 1.07
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28  2020-05-23
Klunker - Miramonte Rim - Holey Bucket
PaleoRob
Author PaleoRob
author avatar Guides 159
Routes 157
Photos 5,594
Trips 993 map ( 2,240 miles )
Age 39 Male Gender
Location Grand Junction, CO
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Mar → Any
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  4:55am - 7:43pm
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by PaleoRob

Warning
Mountain biking can be dangerous - please know your skill level and be appropriately prepared with PPE before starting any trail.


Overview
This short trail takes you from the base of the Miramonte Rim connector up to where the Klunker trail connects into the Holy Cross trail.

Hike
The upcanyon route starts where the Miramonte Rim connector drops down from the canyon rim above. The trail continues along the same path as the Klunker segment before this - paralleling the north canyon wall. About a tenth of a mile past the Miramonte junction a trail takes off to the south, across the canyon. This is the Bunker trail and allows an easy connection between the Klunker and Holey Bucket trails.

The trail offers views of the Morrison Formation as it winds along, along with the many expensive houses that dot the rim. Eventually, the trail crosses a broad side-branch and rises up towards some isolated boulders near the base of a peninsula. This is the junction with the Holy Cross trail. Turn left to continue upcanyon and eventually meet up with the Holey Bucket trail on the south side of the canyon, or turn right to access the Miramonte Rim or the Lunch Loops area.

Water Sources
A seasonal creek exists, but it is best to bring your own.

Camping
No.

Note
This trail is rated Blue (Intermediate) for mountain bikers.

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2020-05-25 PaleoRob

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Connector trail - Not Applicable

    To hike
    This is a connector trail that is accessible from the Klunker trailhead, Bunker Trail, Miramonte Rim Trail, or Holy Cross Trail.
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