Trail Name: Paradox Trail
Section Description: Tabeguache Trail to Pinto Mesa
Best Use: Mountain Biking
Best Time for Use: Late Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Length: 20 miles
Start Elevation: 9,900 ft 2,615 ft loss
Trail Surface and Use: Seasonally graded Forest Service and County roads and rough two track. One short hike a bike.
Trail Head Access: Suitable for 2WD auto.
Trail Head Coordinates: Tabeguache Trail 742,841m E, 4,245,450m N WGS84, UTM Zone 12; Pinto Mesa 719,063m E, 4,246,820m N
Best Feature: Fast and fun descent off the Uncompahgre Plateau with fantastic views of the San Juan and La Sal Mountains with the Lone Cone and the San Miguel Basin seen to the south. Rarely seen views above the Tabeguache Canyon and North Fork.
Cautions: No potable water exists on this section. Leave gates as you find them.