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Steep technical singletrack.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Singletrack

7,090' 2,161 m

High

6,824' 2,080 m

Low

119' 36 m

Up

386' 118 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Nestled in the center of the Telegraph system with its flow trails, Skull Rock Trail is a steep and narrow challenge between Sidewinder to the north and South Rim Trail to the south.

Best ridden downhill, Skull Rock has a long section of gentle valley punctuated with short steep bedrock or gravel hills.

The southern end gets exciting as the trail plunges the steep inclines of Mancos shale and similar shale-y substances.

Check out the unusual profile of this trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Geronimo with improvements by Chase Bowman

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 11 votes

#11464

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  3.7 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1,135

in Colorado

#11,464

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Photos

Bull snake across the trail.
Sep 7, 2023 near Durango, CO
South end of the Horse Gulch Trail
Aug 22, 2015 near Durango, CO
Short steep hill in the gentle valley section
Aug 22, 2015 near Durango, CO
Steep descent over a long spine of black dirt and rock slab.
Sep 7, 2023 near Durango, CO
Looking down the descent section
Aug 22, 2015 near Durango, CO
Views towards the east after cresting the ridge on Skull Rock Trail.
Sep 7, 2023 near Durango, CO
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Nov 25, 2020
Todd Fox
This is called Skull Rock. Can be really loose on the final rock section in early season
Apr 29, 2018
Lowell Reeve
Lots of loose, dirty sand. The crux is a very steep shaley section. Bedrock covered in talus debris is more slippery the more you brake! Grip and rip! 11.8mi
Sep 27, 2015
Kate Jones
Apr 1, 2007
Nicky Rucker

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