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Penitente Canyon

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36 mi 58 km of trail 2 Rides

Easy Trails 11 Trails Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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Closed to the public October 12th-15th for the 12 Hours of Penitence Race.

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Rides in Penitente Canyon - 2

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Favorite Rock and roll.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sunshine Kitty - Rock Drops Loop

8.1 mi 13.0 km • Loop • 860 ft Ascent 262.1 m Ascent

(37) Del Norte, CO
Favorite Blue Sky Loop Trail at Penitente Canyon
Difficult

12 Hours of Penitence

17.0 mi 27.3 km • Loop • 1,670 ft Ascent 509.07 m Ascent

(3) Del Norte, CO

Trails in Penitente Canyon - 19

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2.8 mi 4.6 km #1Blue Sky Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.6 km Del Norte, CO 14 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #2Rock Drops
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Del Norte, CO
2.4 mi 3.8 km #3Sunshine Kitty
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.8 km Del Norte, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #4Iglesia de San Juan
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.2 km Del Norte, CO
2.2 mi 3.6 km #5Capulin Loop
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Del Norte, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Wild Horse
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.1 mi 3.4 km Del Norte, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Los Hermanos
Easy
Del Norte, CO
Easy
1.3 mi 2.1 km Del Norte, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Dollhand Ravine
Easy
Del Norte, CO
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Del Norte, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km #9Pinon
Easy/Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Del Norte, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Ute Loop
Easy
Del Norte, CO
Easy
1.5 mi 2.4 km Del Norte, CO
9.6 mi 15.4 km #11County Road E39 (La Garita Road #670)
Easy
Del Norte, CO
Easy
9.6 mi 15.4 km Del Norte, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #12Jacarilla
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.2 km Del Norte, CO
1.5 mi 2.5 km #13South Witches Canyon Road
Easy/Intermediate
Center, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Center, CO
1.3 mi 2.0 km #14North Witches Canyon Road
Intermediate
Center, CO
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.0 km Center, CO
1.9 mi 3.0 km #15La Garita Lookout Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.0 km Del Norte, CO
2.4 mi 3.8 km #16Sidewinder Road
Easy/Intermediate
Center, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.8 km Center, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #17Prospect
Easy
Del Norte, CO
Easy
0.8 mi 1.2 km Del Norte, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #18Baseline Road
Easy
Center, CO
Easy
1.0 mi 1.6 km Center, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km #19Penitente Canyon Road
Easy
Center, CO
Easy
1.1 mi 1.7 km Center, CO

Photos of Penitente Canyon - 16

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Rock and roll.
Nov 9, 2018 near Del Norte, CO
Blue Sky Loop Trail at Penitente Canyon
Aug 18, 2017 near Del Norte, CO
When you find opportunities to get airborne and sideways on a CLIMB, you're on a good trail and killing it.
May 25, 2016 near Del Norte, CO
Rocks, lots of rocks!
Feb 4, 2018 near Del Norte, CO
Sending a nice drop on Blue Sky Loop.
Oct 22, 2015 near Del Norte, CO
Another view - this time, through the hole!
May 25, 2016 near Del Norte, CO
A cool "hole in the wall" feature along Sunshine Kitty.
May 25, 2016 near Del Norte, CO
12 Hours of Penitence START!
Sep 27, 2017 near Center, CO