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Flowing Park Loop

 3.7 (16)

15.2 Miles 24.5 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

484' 148 m

Ascent

-491' -150 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

10,162' 3,097 m

High

9,948' 3,032 m

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A fairly flat loop with spectacular views on top of the Grand Mesa.

Christopher Huot

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

Fairly flat trail on the Southwest corner of the Grand Mesa. Excellent views off the mesa to the valley below.

Description

To access the trailhead, turn off highway 65 onto Lands End Road. Within a mile or two, take the first left on Flowing Park Road(109). The road ends at Flowing Park Reservoir where the trailhead is found.

Cross a gate and start on a gravel road for the first mile. This then turns into a rough dirt road and quickly becomes singletrack and braided doubletrack. There are a few cow paths that split off the trail in the beginning, the gps track of this app may come in handy. Most of the trail is singletrack that runs through meadows, skirting aspen and pine forests. A few miles in and the trail splits into Indian Point trail on the right and Flowing Park loop on the left. The loop can be completed in either direction. Though the trail mostly stays in meadows, there are short sections that take you through aspen groves and pine forests.

The majority of the trail is singletrack dirt about 1-2' wide. There are occasional rock gardens on the trail, particularly at the southwest corner. These sections are fun and ridable for intermediate riders, but newer riders may find them challenging. Either way, they are short and easily walked through.

There are not any significant climbs or descents on this loop. The highlight of this ride is the spectacular views off Grand Mesa. You'll have views of Sneffles to the south, Grand Junction to the north, the Uncompahgre plateau and La Sal mountains to the west and the North Fork Valley to the east.

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Sep 23, 2018
Randy Marsh
Amazing views, finished ride by moonlight 15.2mi
Aug 14, 2016
Kasey Lucero
Awesome view! — 0h 30m
Jul 20, 2016
Amanda Meredith
Sep 29, 2015
Eric Gardey
Aug 23, 2015
Quinn Donnelly

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  3.7 from 16 votes

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Great scenery and amazing views. However i would say there is nothing "flowing" about flowing park. As previous person said, be prepared for ALOT of rocks, not just a small section. Half of the trail at least is rocky that makes it difficult to get any real rhythm going. Bring plenty of water. It was dry when i rode luckily. There were numerous times I was worried about getting a tire punctured. Jul 10, 2017
Great views and a spectacular ride through the meadows! Wildflowers were also a treat. The more experienced riders in our group had good fun playing in the occasional rock gardens, those who are learning or less experienced had some stuff to learn on or walk around. If you're not in love with rocks yet, there wasn't anything you couldn't ride over by simply bashing your front wheel into it and rolling over - all the rocks are grippy and rounded. Loop had a good location - great views, but not right on the very edge to worry about screwing up and taking a long ride down...Ride will get better with more bikes and less cows on the trail for sure, so get out there! Jun 4, 2018
Great views, but the "short rocky section" is about 3.5 miles long and that area is definitely not "flowing" - those rocks will sap your momentum real quick. The trail is also starting to get a bit overgrown and the 1-2' width description above is totally inaccurate now. Watch for plants and dirt that want to grab your pedals! Jul 9, 2018

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