2.4 miles
Distance
24 ft
Climb
-263 ft
Descent
00:20:14
Avg time

Upper Loading Pen Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Rico
    , Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #738
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #103890 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #55956 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback

A mellow cruise on mainly singletrack and some doubletrack out to an amazing vista overlooking Stoner, the Dolores River Valley and CO 145. Expect to encounter some funky trail and livestock at times grazing in the many open meadows along your way through some amazing old growth Aspen groves.

Access Info

Access the Top of Loading Pen Trail via Taylor Creek Road and FS Access Road 201 (towards Spring Creek TH and Taylor Mesa Road).

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Upper Loading Pen multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -240 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,123 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,367 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,363 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,124 ft
  • Grade
    -1.9%
  • Grade max
    -10.9%
  • Grade min
    9.4%
  • Distance climb
    1,457 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,532 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:14
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      • 18 miles avg distance
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      • Last: May 30, 2022

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