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blueBlack Tabeguache Trail - Grand Valley Section

Trail

23.0 mile 37.0 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,830' 1,167 m
Descent: -3,800' -1,158 m
High: 7,261' 2,213 m
Low: 4,680' 1,426 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (15°)

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Trail shared by Bill Harris

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

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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.

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Aug 20, 2018
Jim Shoemaker
These trails are otherworldly. A mix of everything but bring plenty to drink. No water available. Can't wait to hit them again. 20mi
Jun 2, 2018
Jeffrey Young
Sep 1, 2016
Dave Grossman
Ride it backwards with a fully loaded bikepacking rig. Singlespeed. Hard! Beautiful! 24mi

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