9 miles
Distance
1,456 ft
Climb
-1,549 ft
Descent
01:09:28
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of McPhee Overlook Trail

McPhee Overlook Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Boggy Draw
    Cortez, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6932 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a new trail for 2017 that follows the shoreline of the McPhee Reservoir from Bear Canyon Loop heading south all the way to town. It turns inland around the House Creek Campground. The trail is mostly pretty easy but it is a lot of miles and pretty remote. Great views and some short flatrock sections to ride over keep it interesting.

Disclaimer

Main Trail is closed 12/1~5/1 (House Creek Campground to Bear Canyon Open all year)

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for McPhee Overlook mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -92 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,933 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,227 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,029 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,936 ft
  • Grade
    -0.199%
  • Grade max
    -43.833%
  • Grade min
    35.555%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,970 ft
  • Avg time
    01:09:28
  • Avg reverse time
    01:15:22
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Status:
on Nov 3, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • White
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      McPhee Overlook Trail Reports

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      Nov 3, 2020 @ 2:41pm
      Nov 3, 2020
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 10:36am
      Nov 1, 2020
      Oct 27, 2020 @ 2:49pm
      Oct 27, 2020
      Jun 30, 2020 @ 3:41pm
      Jun 30, 2020
      Rode from Dolores, up Little Bean Canyon and back into Town. 17.5 miles. Bear tracks!
      May 31, 2020 @ 9:38am
      May 31, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 121 rides
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      Jan 20, 2021 @ 4:59pm
      Jan 20, 2021

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Ibyakn Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jun 30, 2019 at 16:28)
       This trail flows better south to north meaning start in town and nine miles later you come to Little Bean Canyon. Then you can climb out of Bean and complete a loop using the highway back into town. This is a very nice loop just under 18 miles.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      tntracey Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jun 9, 2020 at 11:06)
       17.44 mile loop when adding in Bean Canyon, Boggy Draw and the roads back into Dolores. 1955 vertical feet and 2 hours and 34 minutes. Ultra sweet loop.
      [Reply]

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