Drop Off Trail #726
ElevationAscent: 33' 10 m
Descent: -868' -265 m
High: 10,171' 3,100 m
Low: 9,303' 2,836 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)
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“This motorcycle hunting trail connects Mesa Top Trail #714 to the West Pipeline jeep road.”— Zack Loucks
According to USFS, this trail is typically only trafficked during hunting season. The USFS map shows it is approved for motorcycles but not ATVs. So you could potentially run into a "BRAAP" or two.
A friend of mine rode it in late July and described it as "steep and seriously overgrown with lots of erosion. Lots of opportunity to break both bike and body." So, best to ride with a buddy.
Local mountain bikers have been trying for a while to find a route from the trails on top of the mesa that would take us all the way down to Delta, basically creating a 25-35 mile downhill run. Connecting Mesa Top Trail #714 to Drop Off to West Pipeline does that, but it's all pretty hairy after Mesa Top Trail #714.
This is why I rated it only "okay". With some trail attention, it could earn another star or two.
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Local Club: Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association
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