BLM 8622

Total Miles
1.5

Elevation

2,271.51 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

BLM 8622 is a desert single track in the McCoy trail system in Colorado that has some trickier rock obstacles. The trail is 1.2 miles but is very curvy and goes up and down a lot over the rolling desert mesas with steep hill climbs and descents. The hill climbs are full of rock ledges, boulders, slab rock, roots, and ruts, and are covered in loose dirt so it's harder to find traction. This trail is slightly harder than most in the trail system because it's so curvy in the tight pinyon pine trees, with bigger obstacles that are covered in loose dirt. You can often pick an easier line on the obstacles since the rock ledges span the width of the wide trail, and there are multiple lines to choose from. The trail also has a lot of big whoops which makes it more tiring.

Difficulty

This trail is intermediate single-track with challenging rock obstacles and hill climbs and descents that are steep and loose.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

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 BM 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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