Unconformity

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  4.2 from 10 votes
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Rank: #2 in the Oil Well Flats Trail System area
#158 in CO, #2,048 Overall
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Trail in the area near Cañon City,
“Super fun trail that's great in both directions with some challenging rock sections and tight turns.”
Kalem Lenard on Oct 6, 2013
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3.15.0 milesKilometers 118’36 m Ascent 6,612’2,015 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -503’-153 m Descent 6,111’1,863 m Low 13% Max Grade (8°)
Restrictions
Closed to motorized vehicles during wet weather conditions. Check with the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office at 719-269-8500 for current conditions.
Description
This is a great trail that is really fun to ride in both directions. As an ascent, there are constant ledgy power moves, often found smack in the middle of a tight switchback! As a descent, these moves become fun technical challenges as you bounce down the hill.

There are some fun challenging rock sections and some tough rewarding turns. The trail meanders from the pinyon juniper woodland up into an old burn that travels through some cool rock outcroppings and provides some great views of the surrounding valleys and mountain ranges.

Access this one from the top of Fire Canyon or Tectonic Shift.
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PHOTOS of Unconformity
  4.3 from 7 votes
Unconformity stoned switchback inside line (Cañon City, CO)
  4.3 from 4 votes
Unconformity under the blue sky at Oil Well Flats (Cañon City, CO)
  4.3 from 4 votes
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  3.8 from 4 votes
the Unconformity race to the trailhead before the sun sets (Cañon City, CO)
  3.7 from 3 votes
Fun with rocks. (Cañon City, CO)
  3.7 from 3 votes
Gettin' some on the short rock face on Unconformity. (Cañon City, CO)
  3.5 from 2 votes
Just one of the amazing views along the trail. (Cañon City, CO)
  3.5 from 2 votes
Some of the interesting rock formations along trail. (Cañon City, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
A short slick rock to navigate and more Unconformity to descend. This wa... (Cañon City, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Cranking up a technical switch back. (Cañon City, CO)
  3.0 from 4 votes
Some great Sangre de Cristo views on Fracture. (Cañon City, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
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  3.0 from 3 votes
Beautiful views from the top. (Cañon City, CO)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Photo taken looking west. (Cañon City, CO)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Facing south on the Ms. Spike Trail (Cañon City, CO)