ElevationAscent: 162' 49 m
Descent: -159' -48 m
High: 6,406' 1,952 m
Low: 6,299' 1,920 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
Current trail conditions
Popular rides nearby
26.8 mi 43.1 km • Loop • 2,059 ft Ascent 627.67 m Ascent
Singletrack Cortez, CO( 187 )
Chicken Creek Out-and-Back Loop
7.9 mi 12.7 km • Loop • 900 ft Ascent 274.2 m Ascent
Singletrack Mancos, CO( 1 )
Canyons of the Ancients Loop.
7.5 mi 12.1 km • Out and Back • 791 ft Ascent 240.95 m Ascent
Singletrack Cortez, CO( 16 )
Sharkstooth Pass to Bear Creek
19.2 mi 30.9 km • Loop • 3,145 ft Ascent 958.72 m Ascent
Singletrack Mancos, CO( 2 )
Scotch Creek Loop
19.5 mi 31.3 km • Loop • 3,254 ft Ascent 991.79 m Ascent
Singletrack Rico, CO( 6 )
Biked this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“A great introduction to the Phil's World trail system.”— Jeff Fox
After another short flat, stagebrush section, the trail does a short, slightly rocky, switchback climb to the mesa top where it continues it's flat route circling the front half of the mesa. Near the middle of the mesa there is an intersection with the Hippie House loop. The shortest, easiest route is to stay right and continue around the mesa. Hippie House loop goes off to the left and extends the ride by a few miles and then comes back in at this same spot.
Eventually the singletrack drops back off the mesa, recrosses the drainage over another wooden bridge, and back through the sagebrush to the parking lot.