Trail Name: Long Park Paradox View Trail
Best Use: Hiking
Best Time for Use: All-year, but best to avoid the heat of summer
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner icon-beginner
Length: 2.6 miles (4.2 km) as a loop
Start Elevation: 6,550 ft (1,996 m) Maximum Elev: 405 ft, (123 m) gain – 0 ft. (-0 m) loss
Trail Surface and Use: A combination of historic 4WD exploration roads and cross-country travel
Trail Head Access: Access is via the Long Park Road (EE22 Rd), which one can enter from either the townsite of Uravan or from East Paradox Valley. Both roads are mostly dirt, so wet weather can be a problem. 2WD is fine for dry conditions, but 4WD may be needed for wet or snowy weather. Depending on the storms, snow drifts may occasionally block the road.
Trail Head Coordinates: 692,860E; 4,244,200N UTM WGS84 Zone12
Best Feature: Magnificent views into Paradox Valley
Cautions: Some cross-country travel and a few old mine workings. Be very careful around the mine workings.

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Description: From the trailhead, start walking south up an old historic 4WD exploration road. There are several open mine workings along this road. Be very careful around them and do not enter any open holes. At about 0.90 miles (1.4 km), the road opens to some magnificent views of Paradox Valley and the La Sal Mountains. Look for traces of copper oxides in the rocks in this area. Continue cross-country SE along the view edge for about 0.5 mi (805 m), then turn NE and climb to the top of a small knoll for more great views. At this point, turn north and work your way cross-country back to the trailhead. This route may follow short sections of exploration drill roads and over small prospect pits. All travel is through pinion pine-juniper habitat.

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