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A unique ride up Perins Gulch.


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1.8

Miles

2.8

KM

Singletrack

7,180' 2,188 m

High

6,695' 2,041 m

Low

490' 149 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

The top mile+ of this trail is closed to bikes year round, and the description of "you can go as far back as you like" is illegal. City enforcement officers were out today and issued a warning.

Description

This is one of the most unique trails in the Overend Mountain Park (aka Test Track) area. The trail starts from the Leyden trailhead ascending gently up the drainage. There are numerous trail intersections early along the trail with the major intersections marked with trail maps. After passing the intersection with Star Wars, continue a short distance before crossing a bridge. Shortly after the bridge look for the trail dropping down into the gulch on the right (if you reach the Hogsback trail you have gone too far). The trail continues winding up the gulch with several short side trails that cross up on to the banks before joining back in with the gulch. The end of trail gets increasingly more difficult, so go as far as your ability allows or challenge yourself to see how far you can get.

Given that the trail ascends a gulch often with high walls it is not recommended to do this ride if there is any threat of rain!

Contacts

Shared By:

Missy Thompson with improvements by K R and 1 other

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  3.8 from 9 votes

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Photos

Local Mason Johnston finds alternate lines on the Wyatt Driftless fatty.
Jan 21, 2017 near Durango, CO
A rider sends the steeps on Star Wars.
Jan 21, 2017 near Durango, CO
Looking down into Perins Gulch
Jul 15, 2014 near Durango, CO
Trail goes straight up the gulch.
Jul 15, 2014 near Durango, CO
My 'backyard' trails now!
Jun 12, 2018 near Durango, CO

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Sep 14, 2023
Randy Rosado
Hogs back was tough going up but fun coming down! 1.7mi — 0h 29m
May 12, 2022
Atsuko Ohtake
May 29, 2021
Conor Felletter
Aug 5, 2020
Taylor Ball
Jun 19, 2019
Patrick Burns
Pretty and unique.
Jun 9, 2019
John W.
Jul 17, 2017
Beck Hickman
Some really narrow, tight sections I needed to walk. Otherwise a fun, flowy trail.
May 14, 2016
Ol' Elk Dickens

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