Landfill Connector

Total Miles
2.2

Elevation

1,995.98 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

This is an unmarked single track in the Flat Top- Peach Valley adobe badlands near the town of Montrose, Colorado. It branches off of another similar single track on a ridge line to make a loop on some lower adobe hills. Compared to some of the adobe trails that are closer to the Elephant Skin staging area, this one is less ridden and harder to follow, and unmarked. Storms can wash away the tracks on these hills, and the trail gets more faint with fewer tracks when it nears a wash. You have to route find your way across the wash. Once the trail meets back up with the single track that it originally branched off from, it is more beat in again. It continues as a narrow single track on top of the adobe ridge lines, with drop offs on both sides of you. There are lots of easy hill climbs and descents over the adobe hills. The trail tees up with another unnamed and unmarked single track trail that will make it a loop with the first unnamed trail and eventually take you back to the paved Landfill Road. There's small bits of grass and flowers on top of some of the ridge lines, and views out to the town of Montrose. This trail is closest to the Flat Top staging area, but can be accessed from all staging areas in this recreation area.

Difficulty

Easy ridge line trail on adobe clay with easy hill climbs and descents and washes, but no significant obstacles.

Technical Rating

3

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Access Description

The Flat Top Peach Valley Recreation Area is a 9,700 acre trail system made up of adobe hills and rocky desert mesas with almost 100 miles of trail, and a couple open riding areas. The main staging areas are Flat Top, Peach Valley, and Elephant Skin Road, but all trails can be accessed from all staging areas. This is a highly trafficked area, especially on weekends, and has lots of blind corners around the adobe hills. It's best to visit in spring and fall to avoid the summer heat and winter snow. There is several days worth of riding here, and it's easy to make a loop of your desired length since all the trails are relatively short and connect easily.

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