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Coyote Cutoff

Intermediate

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1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 102' 31 m
Descent: -142' -43 m
High: 6,332' 1,930 m
Low: 6,248' 1,904 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Garry Baker

The oldest singletrack in the area, now complemented with other trails.

Garry Baker

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This is a multi-use trail open to motos.

Description

Park at the Rim Road/Tabaguache Parking area at the rim of Dry Creek Canyon. Go through the gate and down the 4wd road for a few hundred yards. Coyote Cutoff is the singletrack trail on the left, marked by a carsonite sign. The trail starts at a moderate downhill grade on an old doubletrack. The trail soon splits from the old doubletrack becoming pure singletrack for the next mile.

The singletrack then descends several switchbacks. After a short climb, the trail follows the contour line around to the left. Fun, short rocky sections provide a bit of a challenge before the Coyotoe Cutoff Trail abruptly descends straight down the fall line to a 4wd road. This is the end of Coyote Cutoff, but you can go right on the 4wd road to Coyote Ridge for a nice downhill back to the Tabeguache Trail - Dry Creek Section.

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Looking west at Coyote Ridge
Sep 20, 2017 near Montrose, CO
Classic desert cliffs north of Coyote Cutoff.
Sep 20, 2017 near Montrose, CO

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