Trail Name: Paradox Trail
Section Description: Pinto Mesa to Tabeguache Creek via Nucla
Best Use: Mountain Biking & Hiking
Best Time for Use: Late Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate (short hike-a-bikes)
Length: 24.5 miles
Start Elevation: 7,260 ft Gain: 2,920 ft Loss: 4,696 ft
Trail Surface and Use: Singletrack trail and primitive two track. Three short hike a bike sections.
Trail Head Access: Suitable for 2WD auto.
Trail Head Coordinates: Pinto Mesa 38 degree 20’ 26.45” N 108 degree 29’ 27.73” W Tabeguache Creek 38 degree 15’ 39.21” N 108 degree 27’ 23.12” W
Best Feature: Fun descent off Pinto Mesa into Coal Canyon. New single track trails east and north of Nucla.
Cautions: No potable water exists on this section. Leave gates as you find them. Services are available in Nucla / Naturita.