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258 mi 416 km of trail 6 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 6 Trails Intermediate Trails 17 Trails Hard Trails 10 Trails

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Featured Rides in Rio Grande National Forest - 6

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Favorite Climbing Middle Frisco with a trail buddy.
Intermediate/Difficult

Middle Frisco Trail #879

12.6 mi 20.3 km • Loop • 2,484 ft Ascent 757.25 m Ascent

(15) Del Norte, CO
Favorite Shredding a steep, rooty section of Miner's Creek.
Difficult

Snow Mesa to Miner's Creek

16.7 mi 26.8 km • Point to Point • 1,686 ft Ascent 513.99 m Ascent

(9) Lake City, CO
Favorite In a saddle overlooking Cataract Lake.
Difficult

Cataract Ridge Backcountry

38.0 mi 61.2 km • Point to Point • 6,272 ft Ascent 1911.84 m Ascent

(4) Lake City, CO
Favorite The plunging escarpment off Bristol Head (12706'). The road to Creede, Colo., is in the distance.
Intermediate

Bristol Head

15.4 mi 24.7 km • Loop • 1,753 ft Ascent 534.39 m Ascent

(1) Creede, CO
Favorite Descending La Garita Creek Trail.
Difficult

Penitente Canyon Trails - Boot Mountain Loop

45.6 mi 73.4 km • Loop • 5,212 ft Ascent 1588.5 m Ascent

(2) Center, CO
Favorite Bristol Head Peak through the trees.
Easy

FSR 523/524

14.1 mi 22.7 km • Loop • 2,085 ft Ascent 635.4 m Ascent

(1) Creede, CO

Trails in Rio Grande National Forest - 27

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5.4 mi 8.8 km #1Snow Mesa
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
5.4 mi 8.8 km Lake City, CO
11.2 mi 18.1 km #2Miner's Creek
Difficult
Creede, CO
Difficult
11.2 mi 18.1 km Creede, CO
17.6 mi 28.3 km #3CT - Segment 22: Spring Creek Pass to Carson Saddle
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
17.6 mi 28.3 km Lake City, CO
24.2 mi 38.9 km #4CDT: Cumbres Pass to Lagunitas (NM section 31)
Intermediate
Conejos, CO
Intermediate
24.2 mi 38.9 km Conejos, CO
7.9 mi 12.7 km #5Deep Creek #806
Intermediate/Difficult
Creede, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
7.9 mi 12.7 km Creede, CO
7.1 mi 11.4 km #6Pole Creek Trail
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
7.1 mi 11.4 km Silverton, CO
16.0 mi 25.8 km #7CT - Segment 23: Carson Saddle to Stony Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
16.0 mi 25.8 km Lake City, CO
7.5 mi 12.1 km #8West Frisco Trail #850
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
7.5 mi 12.1 km Del Norte, CO
10.6 mi 17.1 km #9La Garita Creek Trail #793
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
10.6 mi 17.1 km Del Norte, CO
5.6 mi 9.0 km #10Alamosa Rock Trail
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate
5.6 mi 9.0 km Del Norte, CO
4.7 mi 7.6 km #11Silver Mountain Trail #704
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate
4.7 mi 7.6 km Del Norte, CO
10.8 mi 17.4 km #12Trout Creek Trail #831
Intermediate
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate
10.8 mi 17.4 km Del Norte, CO
15.8 mi 25.4 km #13CT - Segment 16: Marshall Pass to Sargents Mesa
Extremely Difficult
Salida, CO
Extremely Difficult
15.8 mi 25.4 km Salida, CO
3.6 mi 5.8 km #14Inspiration Point Trail #789
Difficult
Creede, CO
Difficult
3.6 mi 5.8 km Creede, CO
2.9 mi 4.7 km #15Colorado Trail: Stony Pass to West Pole Creek Trail
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Silverton, CO
29.8 mi 47.9 km #16La Garita Stock Driveway Trail #787
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
29.8 mi 47.9 km Del Norte, CO
4.5 mi 7.3 km #17West Pole Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.5 mi 7.3 km Silverton, CO
5.6 mi 9.0 km #18County Road J36
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
5.6 mi 9.0 km Del Norte, CO
9.8 mi 15.7 km #19Cave Creek Road #673
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
9.8 mi 15.7 km Del Norte, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km #20County Road J36 to La Garita Stock Driveway Connector
Intermediate/Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.9 mi 3.1 km Del Norte, CO
9.6 mi 15.4 km #21County Road E39 (La Garita Road #670)
Easy
Del Norte, CO
Easy
9.6 mi 15.4 km Del Norte, CO
20.5 mi 33.0 km #22CT - Segment 17: Sargents Mesa to Colorado Hwy-114
Difficult
Saguache, CO
Difficult
20.5 mi 33.0 km Saguache, CO
2.9 mi 4.6 km #23Lobo Road FS402
Easy
Pagosa Springs, CO
Easy
2.9 mi 4.6 km Pagosa Springs, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #24La Garita Creek Cut-off Trail #793.2
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.3 km Del Norte, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #25La Garita Creek Cut-off Trail #793.1
Difficult
Del Norte, CO
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.3 km Del Norte, CO
18.4 mi 29.5 km #26CT - Segment 24 Detour: Weminuche Wilderness Bypass
Intermediate
Silverton, CO
Intermediate
18.4 mi 29.5 km Silverton, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #27La Garita SD Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Creede, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Creede, CO

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