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Unconformity Trail

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Super fun trail that's great in both directions with some rocky sections.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

97%

Runnable

6,609' 2,015 m

High

6,115' 1,864 m

Low

495' 151 m

Up

116' 36 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Closed to motorized vehicles during wet weather conditions. Check with the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office at 719-269-8500 for current conditions.

Need to Know

Oil Well Flats is a singletrack trail system being built around old 4x4 and doubletrack roads.

Description

Access this trail off 5491A.

Trail starts out as a fairly easy meander through a candyland of high desert vegetation. In time, the path climbs up and out of a pinyon forest into a burn scar. The terrain is rockier throughout this section and the wind can whip through this area, as well as no cover from the sun. The Burn Scar is littered with cool rock outcroppings, scrub oak and cow patties. At the junction of T5940, stay to the Right. The trail turns into a DoubleTrack at this point with more cow patties. Eventually, you end up at the junction of Fire Canyon Trail and Island in the Sky Trail. If you have arrived here, it is on purpose. There is no parking at this junction. From here, you can make a loop on Island in the Sky Trail and/or return the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Wild Trukey, Black Tailed Jack Rabbit, Desert Lizard, Colorado Pinyon, Prickly Pear Cacti, Chollas, Scrub Oak, Claret Cup Cactus

Contacts

Shared By:

Kalem Lenard with improvements by K Keiter

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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#1,133

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Outcroppings along Unconformity Trail.
Jul 16, 2021 near Lincoln…, CO
Trail through Burn Scar.
Jul 16, 2021 near Lincoln…, CO
Views for Miles through the Burn Scar.
Jul 16, 2021 near Lincoln…, CO
Doubletrack littered with cow patties.
Jul 16, 2021 near Lincoln…, CO
Junction of Unconformity Trail, Island in the Sky and Fire Canyon Trail.
Jul 16, 2021 near Lincoln…, CO
High Desert Vegetation
Jul 16, 2021 near Lincoln…, CO

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