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Flowing Park Loop

Consensus:    (details)
 3.6 from 5 votes
  Intermediate from 4 votes
Rank: #23 in the Montrose area
#136 in Colorado
#1,041 Overall
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Featured Ride near Cedaredge,  area, 
“A fairly flat loop with spectacular views on top of the Grand Mesa.”
Christopher Huot on Sep 30, 2013
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14.823.9 milesKilometers 521’159 m Ascent 10,164’3,098 m High 1.3% Avg Grade
75% Singletrack -526’-160 m Descent 9,945’3,031 m Low 4.0% Max Grade
Overview
Fairly flat trail on the Southwest corner of the Grand Mesa. Excellent views off the mesa to the valley below.
Description
To access the trailhead, turn off highway 65 onto Lands End Road. Within a mile or two, take the first left on Flowing Park Road(109). The road ends at Flowing Park Reservoir where the trailhead is found.

Cross a gate and start on a gravel road for the first mile. This then turns into a rough dirt road and quickly becomes singletrack and braided doubletrack. Most of the trail is singletrack that runs through meadows, skirting aspen and pine forests. A few miles in and the trail splits into Indian Point trail on the right and Flowing Park loop on the left. The loop can be completed in either direction. Though the trail mostly stays in meadows, there are short sections that take you through aspen groves and pine forests.

The majority of the trail is singletrack dirt about 1-2' wide. There are however many rocks throughout the trail, particularly at the southwest corner. This section is slow and technical.

There are not any significant climbs or descents on this loop. The highlight of this ride is the spectacular views off Grand Mesa. You'll have views of Sneffles to the south, Grand Junction to the north, the Uncompahgre plateau and La Sal mountains to the west and the North Fork Valley to the east.
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PHOTOS of Flowing Park Loop
 4.3 from 3 votes
summer wild flowers are the best (Cedaredge, CO)
 3.7 from 3 votes
Flowing Park views are spectacular! (Cedaredge, CO)
 3.0 from 4 votes
all the hard work building flowing park trail was worth it (Cedaredge, CO)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Lands End in the distance. (Cedaredge, CO)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Overlook with the La Sal's way out in the distance (Cedaredge, CO)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Overlooking Grand Junction (Cedaredge, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Aspen grove. (Cedaredge, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Some riding through the forest. (Cedaredge, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
A meadow with darkening skies. (Cedaredge, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Very typical of what this trail has to offer. (Cedaredge, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
The southwest corner is rocky. (Cedaredge, CO)
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