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Little Bean Canyon Trail #198

Intermediate
 4.0 (23)

A nice flowing loop that climbs up onto the mesa and down into the canyon.


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Map Key

11.9

Miles

19.1

KM

Singletrack

7,700' 2,347 m

High

7,016' 2,139 m

Low

1,079' 329 m

Up

1,076' 328 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This trail begins at the Boggy Draw Loop trailhead parking lot. Head north under the power line and pass the first fork on the left, this is the return of the trail you are riding. A half a mile further there will be another left that starts the climb onto the mesa. The trail climbs along a fence, then heads left down a small draw. At the bottom of this draw you'll cross a forest road and climb a switchback up the mesa.

At the top of this climb cross a paved road, and the trail winds back and forth until you reach an overlook with amazing views. Follow the rim from here, then drop down the edge steeply into the canyon. The trail gets fast here and you'll pass several ponds until you reach the bottom of the canyon. The trail turns left and climbs up the bottom of the canyon until you reach a pond at the top. From here, the trail goes right and crosses the paved road again on your way back to the trail you came in on. At this point you'll turn right and cross under the power line on your way back to the parking lot.

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Taber West

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 23 votes

#1

in Boggy Draw

#1262

Overall
  4.0 from 23 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Boggy Draw

#254

in Colorado

#1,262

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Photos

On the overlook point for Bean Canyon Loop
Oct 20, 2014 near Cortez, CO
In the aspens near the start of the climb on Bean Canyon.
Oct 20, 2014 near Cortez, CO
Starting the climb up Bean Canyon.
Oct 20, 2014 near Cortez, CO

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Oct 1, 2020
David Wagner
Sep 27, 2020
Brian McDaniel
Jul 5, 2020
Annie Mac
May 14, 2020
Abraham Proffitt
Trial run of new bikepacking gear. We started at Boggy Draw TH, took Little Bean Canyon to the Lower Overlook TH and continued around to the Dolores. 26.2mi — 4h 10m
Nov 12, 2019
CW Cameron
Sep 5, 2019
David Verdun
Sweet network. Trails were fast and fun. Well maintained. Kudos to the local group for design and maintenance. 14.1mi — 11h 00m
Aug 3, 2019
Ben Lopez
May 6, 2019
Coquette Collins