Sand Canyon Trail For Mountain Biking

The 145th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

  Cortez, Colorado, US


  June 24, 2016

West of Cortez, the Sand Canyon Trail winds through juniper-pinon forest with cool spur trails leading to historic native american sites and cliff dwellings. The trail is located within Mc Elmo Canyon.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead for Sand Canyon Trail from Cortez, head south on US160 to County Road G. Turn right heading west on County Road G for roughly 14 miles. The signed trailhead is on the right.

Overall, Sand Canyon Trail is the 145th most popular mountain bike trail of all 184 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Sand Canyon Trail including Lower Calico Trail, Dolores River Canyon, Bear Creek Trail, Stoner Mesa Loop, Priest Gulch / Upper Calico and Upper Calico Trail.

Local Contacts:  BLM (970) 822-7296; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Kokopelli Bike & Board, Cortez (970) 565-4408.

Best Season:  Apr - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Kelly Place BnB, Cortez (970) 565-3125

Luxury Loding:  Best Western Turquoise Inn, Cortez (970) 565-3778; Sundance Bear Lodge, Mancos (970) 533-1504

Breakfast Restaurant:  Silver Bean Coffee Shop; Pippos CafĂ©, Cortez

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.34146, -108.817831

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  6/24/2016

ID:  24122

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