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Shamrock Trail (Y-11)

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 5.0 (2)

Challenging West End singletrack high above the confluence of the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers.


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4.2

Miles

6.7

KM

Singletrack

5,438' 1,657 m

High

4,891' 1,491 m

Low

568' 173 m

Up

478' 146 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

87%

Max Grade (41°)

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Description

The Y-11 Trail is an intermediate/advanced singletrack trail which parallels County Road Y-11 also known as the River Road between Uravan on Hwy 141 and Bedrock in the Paradox Valley. The Y-11 starts at the old iron bridge just downstream from the reclaimed mill town of Uravan along Hwy 141.

The trail can be seen climbing along the south edge of a large open area. Follow CR Y-11 for less than a quarter mile and look for an small gravel pit which will lead you up to the trail. It will eventually begin a long gradual ascent up a sometimes narrow, rocky and technically challenging bench. Watch out for exposed cliffs as the trail nears the edge.

After about 2.5 miles the trail continues up a wide, flat section coming to the edge of the Saucer Basin drainage at mile 3.5. Here riders can turn back to make this a great out and back ride. To make a loop out of it continue down on the trail into the drainage where it will meet the rough two track coming up from CR Y-11.

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Shared By:

Paul Koski

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  5.0 from 2 votes

#1

in Paradox

#1485

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  5.0 from 2 votes
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#1

in Paradox

#268

in Colorado

#1,485

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Riding the Y11 trail west bound.
Dec 19, 2014 near Gateway, CO
This trail gets close to the edge!
Dec 19, 2014 near Gateway, CO
Riding the narrow bench high above the San Miguel River.
Dec 19, 2014 near Gateway, CO
Looking at the knarly two track accessing the Y11 from CR Y11- the River Road.
Dec 19, 2014 near Gateway, CO

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