3 miles
Distance
303 ft
Climb
-630 ft
Descent
00:20:12
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Second Thoughts Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Second Thoughts Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Third Flats
    Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #32386 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is the second half of the motorized singletrack trail, Second Thoughts. It was constructed at the end of 2017 by MTRA and makes a nice connector from Snake Skin to Twist-n-Shout. It can be continued from Second Thoughts Top or connected to from the short connector that comes from Snake Skin.

Access Info

Accessible from Twist n Shout ATV trail. Nearest parking is 3rd Flats Trail Head. Restrooms.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Second Thoughts bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -327 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,375 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,874 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,874 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,548 ft
  • Grade
    -2.064%
  • Grade max
    -28.27%
  • Grade min
    33.857%
  • Distance climb
    4,840 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,386 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:12
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Status:
on May 18, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to second-thoughts-114052 trailhead (39.002210, -108.605529)
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      Second Thoughts Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 18, 2019 @ 6:28am
      May 18, 2019
      May 16, 2018 @ 12:09pm
      May 16, 2018
      Not too bad to ride little bit dry and loose in places but has improved significantly since earlier this year
      May 16, 2018 @ 12:07pm
      May 16, 2018
      Great ride, a little dry in areas as expected but overall great condition. Be careful on the initial downhill as it's is dry and a bit loose but...
      Apr 15, 2018 @ 10:03am
      Apr 15, 2018
      reporter Really burned in nicely this spring. One sand trap on the early climb, but surprisingly good conditions considering the trail is only a few months...
      Mar 27, 2018 @ 5:13pm
      Mar 27, 2018
      reporter Rolling great and some new signs help navigating.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 145 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 143 rides
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      Photos

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      35 |
      May 16, 2018 @ 12:07pm
      May 16, 2018
      55 |
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 9:50pm
      Jan 4, 2018

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag jgraham1040 (May 16, 2018 at 12:06)
       I love this trail, for being so new it's amazing, I rode this as an uphill and while it was a bit loose at the end but the overall condition of the trail is great for being so new. I recommend dropping some tire pressure for this one lots of technical rocks to climb over along with some loose and dry bits too.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag inchmile (May 15, 2019 at 15:52)
       Not listed as ebike, but it is. Same status as The Butterknife.
      [Reply]

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