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Rock Garden Trail

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Length

2.2 Miles 3.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

706' 215 m

Ascent

-109' -33 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

3,395' 1,035 m

High

2,799' 853 m

Low

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A steady climb with tight switchbacks, broken up with occasional rolling sections.

Bracken Christensen

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As of this writing, this trail is fairly new and isn't on the park map they give you at the ranger station. Look for the trailhead on the east side of the road shortly south of the Sunflower trailhead. Head up and wind through large boulders, working your way up to the top of the canyon. There are some really nice views along the way and from the top.

At the top, there's a trail that goes left, which dead ends shortly at an overlook. There's also a trail that forks right, and connects to a dirt road in a few hundred feet.

Drop back down from whence you came. The combination of loose trail, tight switchbacks and more climbing than you may expect, make the way back challenging. The ride is actually considered to be intermediate, but it's difficult relative to the rest of the area.

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Feb 3, 2018
Amy GS
Good climb with challenging obstacles. Went left once on top along the mesa and it’s very rocky then joined a Jeep trail to reconnect 10mi — 2h 00m
Nov 8, 2017
Joey Atkins
2.2mi
Jun 3, 2017
Jan Bennett
May 21, 2017
David Marquardt
2.5mi
May 20, 2017
Jan Bennett
Mar 24, 2017
Garrett Olsen
From the valley to the rim 2.5mi
Mar 18, 2017
Brad Eaton
Mar 5, 2017
Christian Mannsfeld

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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#155

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