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A fun system of short loops over varied and challenging terrain.


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3.5

Miles

5.7

KM

100%

Singletrack

6,138' 1,871 m

High

5,961' 1,817 m

Low

457' 139 m

Up

458' 140 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

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Family Friendly This trail system is close to the town of Nucla and is good for hiking and mountain biking.

Open year round.

Overview

There are four short climbs which will challenge most mountain bikers yet the short loops which make up the system can be ridden multiple times in various directions.

There are also three connector trails to the 118-mile long Paradox Trail which add to the many loop options.

Need to Know

There are no restroom facilities or water at the Nucla Trail. Restaurants and groceries can be found in both Nucla and Naturita. Check out: westendtrails.org for more area information.

Description

Beginning at the Paradox Trail - Nucla Trail parking area just east of the Town of Nucla, this singletrack trail system on town property offers hikers and mountain bikers a variety of experiences on the rocky ridges and in the arroyos which make up so much of the West End terrain.

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Shared By:

Paul Koski

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Photos

Nola Svoboda showing great form on the Nucla Range Loops.
Jan 7, 2022 near Nucla, CO
The entrance to the Nucla Range Loops off the Paradox Trail near the trailhead parking area.
Dec 27, 2021 near Norwood, CO
The short technical section heading down to the west saddle.
Dec 27, 2021 near Norwood, CO
Entry map to the Nucla Range Loop system.
Jan 7, 2022 near Nucla, CO

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