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 719,063m E, 4,246,820m N WGS84 UTM Zone 12; Tabeguache Creek 707,249m E, 4,248,206m N
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.