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Tectonic Shift

Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 220' 67 m
Descent: -51' -16 m
High: 6,107' 1,861 m
Low: 5,939' 1,810 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

Dogs

Off-leash
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Trail shared by Kalem Lenard

Fun singletrack right out of the trailhead.

Kalem Lenard

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Closed to motorized vehicles during wet conditions. Check with the Royal Gorge BLM Field Office at 719-269-8500 for the latest conditions.

Description

The fun flowy singletrack starts right from the lower trailhead and connects with the Fire Canyon Trailhead. Most people take the right turn staying on Tectonic Shift for a longer and more fun ride. For a more direct route you can go straight onto Path of Least Resistance.

Staying right on Tectonic Shift and is the preferred trail option over Path of Least Resistance. A little ways in there are some fun small alternate drop lines while traveling east and a cool rock armored corner. Eventually, you'll pop out on the road and see where Tectonic Shift continues. Keep following this trail to the Fire Canyon Trailhead and Unconformity to keep off the road and away from the main cattle grazing area.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Check-Ins

Jan 12, 2020
Ben Scholz
May 20, 2018
Adam Center
Feb 9, 2018
Chris Root
Dec 10, 2017
Chris W
Dec 3, 2017
Clare Liu
Jun 4, 2017
Christian Huber
w/ Liz and Moose. Easy riding.
May 28, 2017
Raúl Gross
Mar 21, 2016
link Pedersen
Fun flowey rides. love the area climbing alternate climbing and biking days.

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  4.1 from 15 votes

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Trail Rankings

#409

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Photos

Canon City is the ideal spring and fall destination for all the Colorado Front Rangers.
Apr 21, 2016 near Cañon C…, CO
Crazy rock formations seem to pop up out of nowhere on the Tectonic Shift trail at Oil Well Flats.
Apr 21, 2016 near Cañon C…, CO
Cranking up Tectonic Shift with the sun pushing down. Great weather for late fall.
Dec 27, 2014 near Cañon C…, CO
A fun day trying out most of the trails at Oil Well Flats
Feb 28, 2016 near Cañon C…, CO
Trailhead
Oct 29, 2014 near Cañon C…, CO

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