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Routes
Elevation
Rating
Miles
25 Mesa Road 5,000 - 9,075 1 27.5
Alaska Basin 12,349 - 12,892 5 1.2
Alkali Basin Loop 4,938 - 8,707 6 27.4
Alpine Loop 8,681 - 12,966 3 50.3
Alpine Plateau Trail 8,199 - 11,440
3
26.9
Alpine Trail 8,263 - 11,319
4
23.7
Alta Ghost Town Trail 9,650 - 11,441
2
5.0
Anderson Reservoirs 9,924 - 10,529 3 8.8
Animas Forks Road 9,335 - 11,155
2
12.0
Arrastra Gulch 9,482 - 10,093 3 2.2
Atkinson Mesa 4,988 - 6,821 3 15.2
Bandora Mine 9,450 - 10,747 3 7.1
Bangs Canyon 4,557 - 6,867 5 13.4
Bear Basin 7,123 - 8,681 3 16.3
Beaver Creek Trail 8,281 - 11,524
3
25.9
Bedrock-Paradox 4,961 - 7,726 1 57.6
Black Bear Pass Trail 8,998 - 12,841
6
8.9
Blue Basin 6,154 - 6,690 3 4.5
Blue Mesa Cutoff Trail 7,767 - 8,911
3
16.6
Bolam Pass Trail 8,825 - 11,408
2
24.3
Boomerang Road 8,720 - 11,077 2 6.4
Box Factory Park 7,619 - 9,309 2 7.3
Bridgeport Road 4,760 - 5,200 2 4.8
Brown Mountain 9,715 - 11,798 3 3.9
Browns Gulch 10,152 - 12,131 3 4.1
Brushy Ridge Trail 7,796 - 9,051 3 15.9
Buffalo Boy 10,565 - 12,644 4 2.3
Bullion King Lake Trail 10,957 - 12,587
3
3.1
Burns Gulch 10,719 - 12,103 3 2.0
Burrows Creek 11,794 - 11,952 2 1.3
Cactus Park 6,049 - 7,668 3 15.2
California Gulch Trail 11,164 - 12,881
4
6.5
Camp Bird Road 7,889 - 10,778 2 6.8
Campbell Point Road 5,906 - 9,319 3 10.5
Carpenter Ridge 4,800 - 8,361 3 21.8
Carson Ghost Town Trail 9,360 - 13,123
4
12.5
Carson Lake Road 9,894 - 10,459 3 3.5
Castro Draw 4,955 - 7,880 3 13.4
Cement Creek Gulch 10,591 - 11,385 3 2.3
Cinnamon Pass Road 8,871 - 12,630
3
24.4
Clear Creek Trail 9,600 - 10,639
4
16.2
Clear Lake Trail 9,450 - 11,963
3
7.9
Coal Creek 7,095 - 9,801 3 10.6
Coal Hill 7,956 - 8,672 3 9.6
Collbran Road 5,200 - 8,026 2 35.5
Columbus Mine Trail 8,182 - 11,669 3 14.2
Conejos River Road 8,662 - 10,561 3 28.7
Corkscrew Gulch Trail 9,600 - 10,639
4
16.2
Corkscrew Pass 9,715 - 12,240 4 5.4
Cunningham Gulch 9,681 - 10,912 4 4.4
Cushman Mesa Loop 5,707 - 7,913 3 18.4
Dallas Creek 7,429 - 9,360 2 9.0
Dave Wood Road 5,940 - 9,274
3
38.9
De Beque Cutoff 4,934 - 5,562 2 11.3
Deer Park Creek 10,830 - 11,711 3 2.8
Devil Mountain 6,550 - 9,921 3 11.5
Dexter Creek 7,608 - 9,296 3 3.7
Dominguez Canyon 7,080 - 8,958 3 18.4
Dominguez Ridge 7,858 - 9,075 3 9.8
DS Road 4,239 - 7,054 2 55.4
Eightmile Mesa Road 7,241 - 8,150
2
9.5
Elephant Skin Road 5,682 - 6,444 3 16.5
Elwood Pass Trail 7,641 - 11,667
4
17.7
Engineer Pass Road 8,681 - 12,966
3
27.0
Escalante Canyon 4,839 - 6,101 3 16.7
Escalante Rim 4,879 - 5,879 3 14.6
Eureka Gulch Trail 9,989 - 12,354
3
4.2
First Notch Trail 6,671 - 9,614 3 21.0
Fourmile Road 7,083 - 9,060
2
11.7
Franks Bench Trail 8,637 - 9,215 2 3.4
Gladstone Road 9,343 - 11,509
3
8.1
Gold King Basin 11,263 - 11,595 3 1.1
Gold Run Loop 9,392 - 11,010 3 14.0
Governor Basin 10,778 - 12,095 3 2.9
Grand Mesa Forest 6,919 - 9,038 2 34.2
Grand Mesa Lakes 6,001 - 10,415 2 23.5
Grand Mesa Lands End 4,678 - 10,643 2 35.5
Grand Mesa Rim 9,876 - 10,643 2 11.4
Gray Copper Gulch 10,083 - 11,780 3 2.6
Grayback Mountain 11,908 - 12,598 3 1.7
Hastings Mesa Road 7,564 - 9,163
3
11.3
Hauser Road 8,083 - 9,874 3 10.1
Hawkeye Road 4,578 - 4,780 2 5.1
Heart Lake 10,467 - 13,156 3 15.1
Hurricane Basin 11,130 - 2,635 4 2.8
Hurricane Pass 11,509 - 13,199 3 5.4
Hurricane Peak 12,288 - 13,198 3 1.6
Imogene Pass Trail 8,792 - 13,164
4
11.6
Jarosa Mesa 9,938 - 11,865 4 11.6
Jersey Jim Lookout Loop 7,041 - 10,104 3 41.7
Junction Creek 6,573 - 10,427 3 23.3
Kendall Mountain 9,311 - 12,937 3 7.5
Kennebec Pass Trail 10,490 - 12,001 3 2.9
Kite Lake 10,440 - 12,134 4 5.9
Knowles Canyon Overlook 4,555 - 4,683 2 1.9
La Plata Canyon Trail 8,180 - 11,643
4
14.0
Lands End Road 4,839 - 9,931 3 20.9
Last Dollar Road 8,674 - 10,672
3
20.4
Lemon Reservoir Road 7,799 - 8,343 1 7.1
Leon Lake 6,969 - 10,479 5 29.9
Little Blue Creek 8,199 - 11,440 3 26.9
Little Giant Basin 9,902 - 12,091 2 2.9
Little Park 4,557 - 7,078 2 14.9
Long Canyon Rim 7,858 - 8,659 2 2.7
Long Creek 8,588 - 9,489 2 4.6
Long Creek Loop 8,588 - 9,489 2 8.2
Long Slough Reservoir 9,496 - 10,039 6 12.8
Love Mesa 6,089 - 9,683 4 21.7
Lower Road 6,439 - 6,968 2 7.8
Lower Weminuche Road 7,534 - 10,513
1
91.7
Maggie Gulch Trail 9,785 - 10,516
3
2.0
May Flat 4,360 - 4,711 3 5.7
Mayflower Mine 9,482 - 11,185 4 2.6
McDonald Creek 4,482 - 4,902 3 5.4
McInnis Canyons 5,370 - 7,041 2 32.7
Mesa Creek 4,792 - 5,223 3 6.5
Middle Mountain Road 6,919 - 11,510
2
33.8
Miller Creek 8,862- 12,080 5 9.8
Mineral Creek 8,863 - 12,080 4 7.0
Mineral Point 11,457 - 11,983 4 2.1
Mineral Wonder Gulch 10,212 - 10,590 3 1.6
Minnehaha Basin 10,604 - 11,886 3 2.6
Minnie Gulch Trail 9,829 - 11,561
4
5.5
Mon-Hackberry Road 5,361 - 5,600 1 1.9
Muddy Divide Road 6,919 - 9,037 3 34.2
Nellie Creek Trail 9,321 - 11,874
4
4.8
North Fork Cutoff 11,149 - 12,039
3
2.6
North Fork Mesa Creek 5,161 - 6,435 3 12.9
North Henson Road 9,721 - 11,198 3 5.4
Nucla Road 5,879 - 9,157 1 21.7
Old Lime Creek Road 8,748 - 9,805
2
11.1
Ophir Pass Trail 9,212 - 11,802
3
9.6
Outlaw Mesa Road 5,400 - 7,014 3 6.7
Owl Creek Pass Trail 7,012 - 10,113
4
41.3
Pagosa Junction Trail 6,280 - 7,568
2
46.1
Painted Hand Pueblo Loop 5,880 - 6,079 1 3.6
Palmer Gulch 6,089 - 7,796 2 4.7
Paradox Trail 4,790 - 9,874 1 128.0
Park Creek Road 8,481 - 11,635
2
26.9
Pearl Lakes Trail 9,874 - 11,859
3
19.5
Picayne Gulch Trail 10,731 - 12,737
5
6.5
Placer Gulch 11,561 - 12,736 3 4.2
Porphory Gulch 10,957 - 12,587 3 3.1
Poughkeepsie Gulch Trail 10,132 - 12,534
6
3.7
Prospect Gulch 10,371 - 12,263 3 3.1
Rabbit Valley Road 4,619 - 5,023 1 5.5
Rattlesnake Canyon 5,861 - 7,041 2 10.4
Red Canyon Rim 4,800 - 7,118 2 6.4
Red Mountain Mining District 10,265 - 11,259 2 4.5
Red Mountain Overlook 12,073 - 12,390 3 0.8
Red Mountain Pass 10,152 - 12,131 3 9.4
Richmond Basin 10,978 - 12,754 6 2.0
Roaring Forks Trail 8,159 - 10,870
3
25.1
Ruin Point 5,679 - 5,961 1 2.9
Salt Creek Overlook 4,663 - 4,961 2 2.9
Salt Creek Trail 5,541 - 6,026 2 2.5
Sapinero Mesa Road 7,596 - 8,999
3
15.5
Saucer Basin 4,841 - 5,232 2 12.8
Scotch Creek Pass Trail 8,560 - 10,401
4
18.4
Sheep Creek 4,400 - 7,480 3 23.9
Sidewinder Road 4,636 - 4,901 1 3.3
Silver Basin 10,561 - 11,644 5 1.6
Silver Cloud Mine 10,479 - 11,360 5 1.0
Sinbad Valley Road 4,685 - 5,754 3 7.4
Slick Rock 5,465 - 7,422 1 59.5
Sliderock Basin 10,687 - 10,931 2 1.5
Smith Mountain 5,003 - 6,880 4 31.7
Snowball Creek Road 7,105 - 8,257
2
9.8
South Bangs Canyon 4,678 - 7,280 3 13.1
Spring Creek Mesa 5,033 - 6,672 2 9.2
Stony Pass Trail 9,019 - 12,600
5
37.9
Summitville Trail 7,900 - 11,918
2
68.4
Swansea Gulch 9,357 - 11,534 3 2.6
Tabeguache Creek 5,472 - 6,635 3 12.8
Tabeguache Trail 4,678 - 9,950 2 132.0
Three Basins 10,592 - 12,769 4 11.5
Transfer Park Trail 7,799 - 11,284 3 17.5
Transfer Road 5,558 - 9,639 2 20.6
Unaweep Rim 4,678 - 6,531 2 13.3
Uncompahgre Plateau Trail 5,533 - 9,950
2
93.1
Upper Road 6,480 - 7,091 2 11.3
Uranium Road 6,681 - 8,982 2 10.7
Wager_Gulch 9,360 - 12,366 3 6.2
Wave-Eagle Loop 5,422 - 7,066 5 12.9
Yankee Boy Basin Road 7,888 - 11,844
3
8.4
 
 
Trail Technical Ratings:
 
1 - Graded dirt road. Dry, or less than 3" water crossing depth. Gentle grades. 2WD under all conditions except snow. No width problems, two vehicles wide.

2 - Dirt road. Dry, or less than 3" water crossing depth. Some ruts. Slight grades, up to 10 degrees. 2WD under most conditions. Rain or snow may make 4WD necessary. Usually one and a half to two vehicles wide.

3 - Dirt road. Rutted, washes, or gulches. Water crossings up to 6" depth. Passable mud. Grades up to 10 degrees. Small rocks or holes. 4WD recommended but 2WD possible under good conditions and with adequate ground clearance and skill. No width problems for any normal vehicle. Vehicle passing spots frequently available if less than two vehicles wide.

4 - Rutted and/or rocky road. No shelves but rocks to 9". Water crossings usually less than hub deep. Passable mud. Grades moderate, up to 15 degrees. Side hill moderate up to 15 degrees. 4WD under most conditions. No width problems, vehicle passing spots frequently available if less than two vehicles wide.

5 - Rutted and/or rocky road. No shelves. Rocks up to 12" and water crossings up to 12" with possible currents. Passable mud. Moderate grades to 15 degrees. 6" holes. Side hill to 20 degrees. 4WD required. No width problems.

6 - Quite rocky or deep ruts. Rocks to 12" and frequent. Water crossings may exceed hub depth with strong currents. Shelves to 6". Mud may require checking before proceeding. Moderate grades to 20 degrees. Sidehill may approach 30 degrees. 4WD necessary and second attempts may be required with stock vehicles. Caution may be required with wider vehicles.

7 - Rocks frequent and large, 12" and may exceed hub height. Holes frequent or deep (12"). Shelves to 9". Mud 8" deep and may be present on uphill sections. Grades to 25 degrees and sidehill to 30 degrees. Water crossings to 18" and may have strong currents. 1-1/2 vehicles wide. 4WD required. Driver experience helpful.

8 - Heavy rock and/or severe ruts. Rocks exceeding hub height frequent. Shelves to 12". Deep mud or uphill mud sections. Steep grades to 25 degrees and can be loose or rocky. Water crossings may exceed 30" in depth. Side hill to 30 degrees. One vehicle wide. Body damage possible. Experience needed. Vehicle Modifications helpful.

9 - Severe rock over 15". Frequent deep holes over 15". Shelves over 15". Mud bog conditions (long, deep, no form bottom). Over 30" water crossings with strong currents. Steep grades over 30 degrees. Sidehill over 30 degrees. May not be passable by stock vehicles. Experience essential. Body damage, mechanical breakdown, rollover probable. Extreme caution required.

10 - Severe conditions. Extreme caution recommended. Impassable by stock vehicles. Winching required. Trail building necessary. May be impassable. Impassable under anything but ideal conditions. Vehicle damage probable. Personal injury possible. Extreme caution necessary.

 
 

 

 
 
 

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