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Mesa Top Trail #714

 3.4 (11)

7.4 Miles 12.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

160' 49 m

Ascent

-779' -237 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

10,733' 3,272 m

High

10,056' 3,065 m

Low

Shared By Zack Loucks

Conditions


All Clear 65 days ago
Dry History

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Newest completed singletrack on Grand Mesa.

Zack Loucks

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Completed 7/18/2015, Mesa Top Trail is the newest singletrack trail on Grand Mesa available to mountain bikers. Go get some fresh dirt!

Like other trails on the top of Grand Mesa, elevation stays relatively flat, though this trail is downhill overall so it rolls faster than you'd expect. It was designed to connect a large parking area off of Hwy65 to the Flowing Park Loop.

COPMOBA stated that the trail skirts natural ponds, sneaks along a narrow hidden bench, and bursts out onto the very edge of the Grand Mesa with unparalleled views of the Elk and San Juan mountain ranges. It eliminates the need to travel by car to Flowing Parks trailhead, adding a few miles on the bike to enjoy versus in a car.

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Sep 9, 2017
Jamie Boutilier
Jun 12, 2016
Chase Draper
3 foot snow drifts in June
Sep 29, 2015
Eric Gardey
Jul 4, 2015
Dave Grossman

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 11 votes

#3

in Grand Mesa

#11466

Overall
  3.4 from 11 votes
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#3

in Grand Mesa

#1,006

in Colorado

#11,466

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2,857 Since Jul 25, 2015
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I rated this a blue/black due to some rocky techish sections in the first couple of miles. It's nothing excessive, but could come as a surprise to someone not expecting it. Give yourself plenty of time, it may take longer than expected for 7.4 miles of primarily downhill riding. Beautiful area to ride. Sep 21, 2016
Al Bird  
What I liked? The views, the variety of terrain, the visual eye candy with the wildflowers, the sunset, some of the buffed out sections. What I didn't like? I had a hard time finding my rhythm and there really wasn't much flow. We did ride it from the bottom up, thinking let's get the climb done and the YEEHAW down. I would ride this again, for sure. Jul 5, 2017
Decent ride, with some good views. I would say its upper intermediate due to the elevation, distance, and the amount of rocks and roots you have to go over, especially in the first 3 miles. After that it eases up a bit for awhile. For something that shows a downhill profile, be prepared for it to take quite awhile to do the 7.4 miles. Jul 10, 2017

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