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Flowing Park Loop

Intermediate
 3.7 (18) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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15.2

Miles

24.5

KM

75%

Singletrack

10,162' 3,097 m

High

9,948' 3,032 m

Low

484' 148 m

Up

491' 150 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes 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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Christopher Huot with improvements by D. Rooney

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 18 votes

#2

in Grand Mesa

#1731

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  3.7 from 18 votes
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in Grand Mesa

#253

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Photos

summer wild flowers are the best
May 31, 2014 near Cedaredge, CO
Flowing Park Loop offers non-stop scenery and a few rocks!
Jun 6, 2018 near Cedaredge, CO
Flowing Park views are spectacular!
May 31, 2014 near Cedaredge, CO
wildflowers and aspen!
Oct 2, 2019 near Cedaredge, CO
Singletrackin' with Marcus and Alan on Indian Point.
Feb 14, 2016 near Cedaredge, CO
all the hard work building flowing park trail was worth it
May 31, 2014 near Cedaredge, CO

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Jun 16, 2020
John Styrnol
Chunky, brutal winds today. Lot's of fun, awesome views. Even saw a marmot.
Aug 24, 2019
John Rushing
Beautiful!
Jul 21, 2019
William Smith
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