28.0 miles
Distance
1,684 ft
Climb
-4,169 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This is a point to point 'Tour' of the Grand Mesa. This ride starts at the Mesa Top trailhead and ends at the base of Powderhorn 26.8 miles later.
This is a physically demanding and technically challenging combination of trails but is also a cool way to see a bunch of the Mesa. This is an awesome escape from the summer heat in the valley, and can definitely use some more tire tracks on the ground!

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Grand Mesa adventure mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,485 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,235 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,720 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,235 ft
  • Grade
    -1.7%
  • Grade max
    -66.9%
  • Grade min
    52.1%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Mesa Top
Jul 18, 2021 @ 8:30am
Jul 18, 2021
Great riding, a couple of down trees as usual
West Bench
Jan 13, 2021 @ 8:35am
Jan 13, 2021
Very nice out to lift 1, perfect snowpacked conditions. From there, too soft and narrow, so we turned around fast.
Mutton Buster
Aug 13, 2020 @ 12:14pm
Aug 13, 2020
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