Hillside Connector

Total Miles


3,509.35 ft


0.5 Hours

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Trail Overview

This is a short connector trail from Grindstone Trail to Hillside Drive Road. It's only .6 miles, but still has some small rocks and roots. It's a narrow trail through the forest, with some boulders embedded on the side of the trail. It's a steady downhill from Grindstone to the road on an easy grade, only losing a couple hundred feet, so it's mostly flat. It's a good way to connect from the Mancos riding area over to the Rico trails. It will likely be ridden in connection with the many other trails in the area but does not loop back around to Mancos, so will be ridden as an out-and-back, or on a point-to-point route.


This is an easy single-track connector trail that connects the Mancos riding area to the trails in Rico and Hermosa Creek. There are no major obstacles.

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Access Description

There is a staging area at the start of the Gold Run Trail on West Mancos Road with space for a few trucks or small trailers. There are several other staging areas and dispersed camp sites along West Mancos Road as well.

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