Coyote Cutoff

Total Miles
1.6

Elevation

1,933.81 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

Coyote Cutoff is very similar to Coyote Ridge, but slightly harder because of tighter switchbacks and a rockier surface. Similar to most of the trails in the area, it's a mix of dirt single track through sagebrush, with loose rocks and tight twisty turns. There are lots of big boulders lining the trail that you have to make sure not to hit your handlebars on. This trail has a couple of small rock steps that are of moderate difficulty. It goes along the side of a mesa, and follows a series of tight switchbacks up to the top of the mesa. There's a faster straight section through sagebrush near the end. This trail should be ridden in combination with the Coyote Ridge Trail and can be made into a fun day loop with the rest of the trails in the Dry Creek Recreation Area.

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Coyote Cutoff
Coyote Cutoff
Coyote Cutoff

Difficulty

Moderate rock ledge obstacles and tight switchbacks make this an intermediate trail.

Technical Rating

4

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Access Description

This trail system is made up of 10 or so short trails ranging from 1-12 miles, all of which connect easily via the jeep roads. All of the trails can probably be ridden in a day or two, and there is a large staging area at the Dry Creek Trailhead with easy camping nearby.

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