Trail Name: Atkinson Creek to Hwy 141
Best Use: Mountain Biking
Best Time for Use: Late Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty: Intermediate icon-intermediate, Fast and rough downhill with some climbing
Length: 17.5 miles (28.2 km)
Start Elevation: 9,500 ft (2,896 m)
Elevation Gain: 1,072 ft. (327  m)
Elevation Loss: 5,590 ft.(1,704 m)
Trail Surface and Use:
Rough and seldom used natural surface two track
Trail Head Access: Suitable for 2WD vehicles. Intersection of Forest Service (FS) Rd 425 and the Divide Rd approx. 16 miles (25.7 km) north of Columbine Pass on the Divide Rd.
Trail Head Coordinates: 709621m E, 4265149m, N UTM Zone 12S WGS84

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Description: The ride begins high on the Uncompaghre Plateau and is best planned with a shuttle to the top and a vehicle left at Hwy 141 and County Road (CR) S17. The long, fast and rough descent through aspens and oak brush takes riders down the steep western flanks of the Plateau. At mile 2.9 take FS 617 as it continues down, eventually climbing around the upper portions of Little Johnson Creek before continuing the descent. At mile 7.7 FS 617 meets the Paradox Trail. Go right and follow the old two track up and over a rise, coming down into Bull Draw. There you will leave the Paradox Trail and begin heading down the drainage, eventually coming down the Atkinson Breaks into the creek bottom and CR S17. Note: The 2018 Bull Draw fire burned extensively through this section. Signage may not be present.

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