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LUBHAN TRAIL & OLD QUARRY

GOLDEN, CO

2022

Singletrack has partnered with the City of Golden to extend another existing trail system called Old Quarry. Old Quarry crosses the top of a plateau outside of Golden and connects to the Fossil Trail via the Basalt Cap Loop. The Old Quarry extension includes the construction and installation of approximately 320 feet of rock steps which will enhance the user experience while ascending to the plateau.

Built almost 50 years ago and Located in Golden, Colorado, the Lubahn Trail was put in by locals to access the South Table Mountain area before the advent of professional trail building standards and practices. Accessed from the gully below and south of Castle Rock, the hiker- only trail climbs about 400 feet over 2.5 miles to the base of a cliff wall. As such, the trail system was in need of improvements for durability and sustainability. Lubahn Trail is highly trafficked and extremely popular, especially with the residents of the adjoining neighborhoods. Given the popularity of the existing trail, Singletrack Trails worked within the already- established alignment, focusing on improving the existing tread (approximately 3000 linear feet), establishing proper drainage, and removing ruts and intrusions.

Wildlife is plentiful on the Colorado front range, and Lubahn Trails touches three distinct ecosystems –grassland prairie, pinyon-ponderosa woodlands and montane – that support a rich variety of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Rabbit, hare, prairie dog, fox, coyote, badger, bobcat, mule deer, elk, black bear and mountain lion all call the Colorado Front Range their home.

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Sustainability

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Hiker Only Trail

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Water Mitigation

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Historic Trail

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