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Mesquite Trail

Intermediate
 3.4 (5)

Short but enjoyable, this trail is a perfect pre- or post-work neighborhood outing.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Singletrack

7,883' 2,403 m

High

7,546' 2,300 m

Low

337' 103 m

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Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

Start from the cul de sac at the end of Mesquite Drive (but don't park in the circle). Climb the steep incline below the water tank to gain the dry hillside above the houses. Already the views of Edwards below and the ski areas across the valley are worthwhile. Almost immediately, the smooth packed dirt trail intersects with the Mesquite Spur trail to the left (west). Wind around across the parched, brushy landscape and past a few fence lines. Please respect the revegetation efforts and stay off the closed former trails in this area.

Reach the ridge and bike more north now, enjoying the views eastwards down into the Singletree neighborhoods. Once you pass through a break in the fence, you enter National Forest land. From here there are a few new switchbacks that gently ascend the hillside and reduce erosion that plagued the old straight shot trail. Views to the west include the Berry Creek drainage. The Mesquite Trail ends at a junction with the Edmunds Powerline Road. This playful trail is a good way to access the network of doubletrack roads throughout the foothills.

This is a multi-use trail so expect to share it with runners and hikers.

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Megan W

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  3.4 from 5 votes

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The Mesquite Trail is amazing at sunset.
Oct 23, 2016 near Edwards, CO
Views of Arrowhead and Beaver Creek ski areas
Sep 28, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Eastward views from the ridgeline
Sep 28, 2015 near Edwards, CO
The views south from the top of the Mesquite Trail
Sep 28, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Looking across scrubland to the north
Sep 28, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Views south from the start of the Mesquite Trail
Sep 28, 2015 near Edwards, CO

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Jun 10, 2020
Trent R
Jul 11, 2019
Macala Campbell
Apr 30, 2017
Bruce Buehner
Nice trail. Looks fairly new. I liked the realignments that were more gentle and switch backed up the hill.
Nov 20, 2016
Daniella Lugo