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blueBlack Nicomodes Trail

Trail

5.1 mile 8.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 585' 178 m
Descent: -535' -163 m
High: 8,581' 2,615 m
Low: 8,077' 2,462 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Joshua W

A moderately difficult climb on mostly smooth singletrack. Excellent views of the San Juans and San Luis Valley.

Joshua W

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Need to Know

No water or restroom access. No motorized vehicles or e-bikes. Rattlesnake and other wildlife habitat.

Description

Take the right leg from the trailhead. Slow gradual climb on mostly smooth, loamy singletrack, cutting through a valley. After passing through an open fence, the trail continues in similar fashion for another half-mile.

A full mile in and the grade sharpens significantly as the switchbacks start up. It's a brief but punchy climb to the ridge, made mostly of rock gardens. Soon enough, you reach the ridge and the trail mellows out for the most part. You continue to climb but at a more gradual pace, zigzagging along the ridge.

After the summit, you'll enjoy mostly smooth terrain with a few sections of large but manageable rocks and ruts. This trail is mapped to continue and end just over the next ridge on Nicomodes Gulch Rd. Alternatively, you can take the trail to the left for a quicker return via Limekiln Lower.

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Jun 22, 2019
Shannon McAvoy
May 19, 2019
Mick Daniel
Great trail with Flowy singletrack down the Mesa.
May 4, 2019
Gee Toe
Oct 28, 2018
Mick Daniel

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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