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This 23 mile section of the Tabeguache Trail connects Highway 141 with Monument Road.


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23.0

Miles

37.0

KM

Doubletrack

7,261' 2,213 m

High

4,680' 1,426 m

Low

3,830' 1,167 m

Up

3,800' 1,158 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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The trail begins as a singletrack that quickly climbs out of the East Creek Canyon, then intersects a doubletrack road. Turn left and begin a long climb that the locals call "No Mas Hill." At mile 4.7, pass through a gate and continue to steadily climb.

At mile 9.1, the route descends briefly into Bangs Canyon. At mile 9.8, cross the drainage and begin a steep, rough climb. At mile 10, begin a gradual descent into an open park-like landscape. Pinyon Mesa is on the left. Take a left at mile 10.7.

At mile 12.9, you'll pass a spring and galvanized stock tank and begins a steepish drop into Rough Canyon. Cross the dry creek bed at mile 15. At this point, the route begins a long climb along a sandstone bench.

The trail reaches the Little Park Road at mile 17.3. Turn right onto the paved Little Park Rd. At mile 20.3, turn left onto a singletrack route that is well-marked and follow it to the Tabeguache Trailhead along Monument Road. Be aware that these last few miles travels through the Lunch Loops trail system that offers a full range of singletrack trails worth exploring.

Contacts

Shared By:

Bill Harris with improvements by Sam Brown

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Fun wall ride drop! The gunny lunch loop rocks!! The ups are definitely rewarded with cool downs.
Apr 13, 2020 near Orchard…, CO
Tabeguache Trails...GOT TO TRY THIS PLACE!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!
Aug 9, 2016 near Orchard…, CO
Riding the Ribbon in Colorado.
Jan 21, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
The view at the top of Widowmaker.
May 15, 2013 near Orchard…, CO
View from the trail
Oct 26, 2017 near Orchard…, CO
Lunch Loops ridin'.
Mar 18, 2016 near Orchard…, CO

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