Sand Canyon Trail For Mountain Biking

The 147th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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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 147th most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 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 Contact(s):  BLM (970) 822-7296; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Kokopelli Bike & Board, Cortez (970) 565-4408.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bike Cortez/Delores" from Holly Annala

Recommended Map:  "Southwest Colorado Recreation Map" from Latitude 40

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

Article Source:   Best Sand Canyon Trail Mountain Biking Review

GPS:  37.34146, -108.817831

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  6/24/2016

ID:  24122

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