8601DB

Total Miles
1.0

Elevation

2,109.74 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

This short desert trail starts in an overgrown wash full of tall bushes, at the same intersection as 8601C, then climbs up to the ridge line of a small hill, and meanders on the desert mesas between pinyon pine trees. It has a steep and loose downhill with big rock ledges, slab rock, and boulders that add a challenge. The trail turns south into a wash that requires going down a big rock ledge to drop 5 feet into the wash. It is like stair steps down between a rock pinch on the edge of the wash and is harder going up it than down. It ends in the camping/staging area that is accessed off of Colorado River Road 301.

Difficulty

This trail features steep loose downhills and the one big obstacle to a drop into the wash making this an intermediate trail.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

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Access Description

The McCoy Trail System is on BLM land west of the small town of McCoy, Colorado. This trail system hardly has any trail signs, and has lots of unmarked intersections. There is no service in the area, so it's best to download the maps ahead of time. The system is made up of lots of short trails varying in difficulty from easy to advanced, with lots of rock obstacles and great views of the Colorado River. There is a staging area that is a dirt pull-off on Highway 131 near Trail 8625 that accesses trails on the west and east sides of this highway. There are also some small staging areas and BLM camp spots for small rigs on the Colorado River Road 301 to access the trails from the south. There's some private property in the area that should be respected. This area gets really hot in the summer, so the best times to ride are spring and fall.

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