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Mountain Biking: Colorado > San Juan National Forest > Pagosa Ranger District

Quick Facts

Eight-Mile Mesa Mountain Bike Route

Difficulty: Intermediate
Length: 4.5 Miles (7.5 Kilometers)

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General Description

This mountain bike trail leads from U.S. Hwy. 84 to the Eightmile fire lookout tower. The trail is a dirt road that climbs steadily for the first 3.5 miles, the remaining distance levels out. The area provides views of low ponderosa pines combined with large stands of Gambel's oak that put on a spectacular color display in the fall.

USE CAUTION when leaving because it is all downhill and you will have a fast time coming out. This is a one lane road with no turn outs, so be aware of other vehicles traveling on the same road.

Directions from Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Begin riding south on U.S. Hwy 84 to the Eightmile fire lookout tower.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Gate closed at FSR #651 for the winter. Updated: 2005-01-10 14:28:00.0

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ICON Mountain Biking Eight-Mile Mesa Mountain Bike Route

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Visitor Information:

Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 402 San Juan Street , Pagosa Springs, CO, 81147, Phone: 800-252-2204, Fax: 970-264-4625, chamber@pagosa-springs.com


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