Tie Rod Bender

Short, but extreme! Take it slow and have fun.

Total Miles


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1 to 3 Hours
Technical Rating
8 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Tie Rod Bender
Short, but extreme! Tie Rod Bender provides the ultimate challenge for the most experienced riders. Give yourself plenty of time to take it slow on the hardest obstacles. Want something even more difficult? Check out Middle Middle trail and Upper Middle trails nearby. All OHVs must have a permit even if you have a license plate. Open all year.
Getting There
Take I-70 to Gypsum, Exit 140. From north side of exit, head north uphill on County Road 51. First part of road accesses the Eagle Gypsum Mine, so watch for fast-moving trucks. At 3.1 miles, on a sharp turn uphill, the unmarked trail starts on right side of the road. Limited parking at trailhead.
Contact for Current Conditions
BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office
2300 River Frontage Road Silt, CO 81652
(970) 876-9000