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Rim Trail Loop

Intermediate
 2.8 (4)

Scenic doubletrack loop on the Uncompaghre Plateau


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Map Key

8.1

Miles

13.1

KM

Doubletrack

9,878' 3,011 m

High

9,264' 2,824 m

Low

716' 218 m

Up

709' 216 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

To access the trailhead, go out Dave Wood Rd for about 25 miles, take a right on Divide Rd and drive a few more miles to the trailhead. There is a sign on the left that reads "to Rim Trail No. 116." You can park here, then ride about 2-3 miles further up Divide Rd to the second marked "Rim Trail" on the left and start the trail here. Doing it this way, you'll ride the trail counter-clockwise.

The Rim Trail is a scenic doubletrack. There are a few rocky sections but it all is rideable for a beginner. It climbs up gradually to aspen groves and then to a scenic overlook with views of the San Juans. The trail then descends back to Divide Rd where you started.

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Shared By:

Renata Raziano with improvements by David Nixon

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  2.8 from 4 votes

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The view from the top possibly looks over at the top of the Whole Enchilada? Either way, enjoy awesome views of the west side of Montrose County.
Mar 3, 2017 near Montrose, CO
This is the end of the Rim Trail as described here. I did it in reverse and look forward to doing it the MTB Project way.
Mar 3, 2017 near Montrose, CO

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May 25, 2020
steven crisp
May 25, 2020
Daylene York
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Jun 20, 2014
Paul Scherzer