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Tabeguache Trail - Grand Valley Section

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This 23 mile section of the Tabeguache Trail connects Highway 141 with Monument Road.


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23.1

Miles

37.2

KM

90%

Runnable

7,261' 2,213 m

High

4,680' 1,426 m

Low

3,799' 1,158 m

Up

3,768' 1,148 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

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The trail begins as a singletrack that quickly climbs out of the East Creek Canyon, then intersects a doubletrack road. Turn left and begin a long climb that the locals call "No Mas Hill." At mile 4.7, pass through a gate and continue to steadily climb.

At mile 9.1, the route descends briefly into Bangs Canyon. At mile 9.8, cross the drainage and begin a steep, rough climb. At mile 10, begin a gradual descent into an open park-like landscape. Pinyon Mesa is on the left. Take a left at mile 10.7.

At mile 12.9, you'll pass a spring and galvanized stock tank and begins a steepish drop into Rough Canyon. Cross the dry creek bed at mile 15. At this point, the route begins a long climb along a sandstone bench.

The trail reaches the Little Park Road at mile 17.3. Turn right onto the paved Little Park Rd. At mile 20.3, turn left onto a singletrack route that is well-marked and follow it to the Tabeguache Trailhead along Monument Road. Be aware that these last few miles travel through the Lunch Loops trail system that offers a full range of singletrack trails worth exploring.

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Kristen Arendt

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Trail running
Mar 11, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
Trailhead sign
Mar 11, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
Signage to Eagles
Mar 11, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
The initial climb up Tabeguache Trail.
Jul 8, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
Post-run parking lot social hour with the Mesa Monument Striders.
Jul 14, 2015 near Orchard…, CO
Trailhead sign
Mar 11, 2019 near Orchard…, CO

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