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.
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend .