8601F

Total Miles
2.1

Elevation

2,149.87 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

This is an intermediate desert single track that is full of tight curves through the pinyon pine and rock slab obstacles. Parts of the trail are faster and whooped out through grassy mesas and along the rim of a mesa. It goes through a wash and up and down lots of desert hills. The trail is loose, sandy dirt with bits of loose rock on the surface. There's also lots of embedded slab rock in the trail. As the trail goes up and over the mesas, it has several steep climbs and descents, and lots of slab rock ledge obstacles at the tops of the hill climbs (or descents), like stair steps that are moderate difficulty. It's a pretty wide trail, so you have multiple lines to choose from to get through the rock obstacles. You get really nice views of this valley as you ride along the tops of the mesas.

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Difficulty

This is an intermediate trail with challenges such as steep, loose downhills, and moderate slab rock obstacles.

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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