9 miles
Distance
1,456 ft
Climb
-1,549 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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McPhee Overlook Details

  • 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
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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
More Stats for McPhee Overlook bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -92 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,933 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
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Status:
on Oct 3, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Camping Camping
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      McPhee Overlook Trail Reports

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      Oct 3, 2018 @ 4:46pm
      Oct 3, 2018
      Tacky overall from the recent rain. One or two very minor spots that were a bit soft.
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 4:43pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      Jul 25, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      Jul 25, 2018
      Pretty dry overall, but some sections are a bit rougher due to all the rain we have been getting. Nothing washed out though.
      Jul 22, 2018 @ 1:16pm
      Jul 22, 2018
      Extremely fun flowy trail thwart overlooks the mcphee reservoir. Take time out for a swim just past the rv campground!
      Jul 10, 2018 @ 5:21pm
      Jul 10, 2018
      With the recent rain it has the dust down and it is pretty grippy. Cattle damage is pretty minimal.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 11 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
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      • 35 rides
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      McPhee Overlook, Lake Tahoe
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      McPhee Overlook, Lake Tahoe
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      McPhee Overlook, Lake Tahoe
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      Jul 22, 2018 @ 1:13pm
      Jul 22, 2018
      McPhee Overlook, Lake Tahoe

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