Post by Nick Clark on Nov 17, 2009 18:59:10 GMT -5
The trailhead for Round is 7 or 8 miles (maybe more) west of Loveland on Hwy 34. Two or 3 miles west of the Big Thompson Narrows, there is a pull-off to the left. This leads to the parking lot for Round. Route goes from trail map to big cairn at Summit: 4.8 miles & 3,000'. 95% singletrack.
The FKT in recent years is 52:55 (Nick Clark) <http://irunmountains.blogspot.com/2009/07/round-mountain-summer-time-trial.html>. I've heard that Pablo Vigil used to train on Round, so I would be surprised if the all-time record isn't under 50 minutes.
I've also run the up and down in 1:34:25 (57:10 up 37:15 down). I wasn't full out on the climb, but think this is still an FKT for the r/t and descent.