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Recommended Routes in Eastern Plains - 5

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Favorite Big horn sheep in Cottonwood Canyon.
Easy

Cottonwood Canyon Loop

22.1 mi 35.6 km 748' Up 228.04 m Up 750' Down 228.62 m Down

Springf…, CO
Favorite A desert oasis
Intermediate

Picture Canyon Loop

11.7 mi 18.8 km 520' Up 158.5 m Up 518' Down 158.01 m Down

Springf…, CO
Favorite Prairie rattlesnake. This one is too young for a rattle but it still shock its tail a lot. Use care..
Easy

Picture Canyon to Carrizo Canyon Gravel Route

21.1 mi 34.0 km 838' Up 255.47 m Up 545' Down 166.1 m Down

Springf…, CO
Favorite View of Simpson's Rest, Trinidad, and Fisher's Peak
Intermediate

Wormhole Loop

3.1 mi 5.0 km 389' Up 118.47 m Up 389' Down 118.48 m Down

Trinidad, CO
Favorite Views back down the canyon from near the top of Ponderosa Trail
Intermediate

Sugarite Canyon Tour

17.1 mi 27.5 km 2,151' Up 655.76 m Up 2,155' Down 656.83 m Down

Raton, NM

Eastern Plains Biking

  • 141 Miles 226 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 19 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Eastern Plains - 21

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6.1 mi 9.8 km #1Homestead Trail 1883
Intermediate
Springfield, CO
Intermediate
Springfield, CO
8.9 mi 14.3 km #2Picket Wire Canyonlands Trail
Easy/Intermediate
La Junta, CO
Easy/Intermediate
La Junta, CO
5.0 mi 8.0 km #3Outlaw Trail #1885
Easy/Intermediate
Springfield, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Springfield, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #4Twin Springs Route
Easy/Intermediate
Springfield, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Springfield, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #5Wormhole Loop
Intermediate
Trinidad, CO
Intermediate
Trinidad, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #6Sandstone Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Trinidad, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Trinidad, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Rockfall Road
Intermediate
Trinidad, CO
Intermediate
Trinidad, CO
3.3 mi 5.2 km #8Opportunity Trail
Difficult
Raton, NM
Difficult
Raton, NM
14.3 mi 23.0 km #9San Francisco Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Trinidad, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Trinidad, CO
2.1 mi 3.3 km #10USFS Picture Canyon 2361
Easy/Intermediate
Springfield, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Springfield, CO

Photos of Eastern Plains - 70

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There is some pretty good exposure -- watch that wheel
Sep 16, 2021 near Trinidad, CO
View of Simpson's Rest, Trinidad, and Fisher's Peak
Sep 16, 2021 near Trinidad, CO
Dinosaur tracks along Purgatory River
Jun 8, 2018 near La Junta, CO
Horned lizard petroglyph
Jun 8, 2018 near La Junta, CO
Loop start at top of climb -- follow the sign to the left for the more fun direction
Sep 16, 2021 near Trinidad, CO
Tim's "bench"
Sep 16, 2021 near Trinidad, CO
Trailhead
Sep 16, 2021 near Trinidad, CO
Rock drop on the way up the climb
Sep 16, 2021 near Trinidad, CO