Trail Name: Y-11 Trail
Best Use: Mountain Biking, Hiking
Best Time for Use: All seasons for Hiking; Biking – Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty: Mountain Biking – Intermediate to Expert icon-intermediateicon-expert
Hiking – Intermediate icon-intermediate
Length: 9 miles (14.5 km) as a loop, 6 miles (9.7 km) as an out and back trail
Start Elevation: 4,954 ft (1,510 m) Maximum Elev Gain and Loss from Start Elev: 531 ft (162 m), -104 ft (32 m)
Trail Surface and Use: A lightly used, mixed single track, abandoned 2-track road and County Road
Trail Head Access: Suitable for 2WD auto
Trail Head Coordinates: 659,802 E; 4,250,898 N UTM Zone 12 WGS84
Best Feature: Spectacular views of the Hanging Flume and West End canyons are seen on this trail which follows a narrow bench high above the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers.
Cautions: Caution should be used as the trail has at least two exposed sections which get close to the cliff edge as well as the steep rocky descent/ascent portion of the trail southeast of CR Y-11.


Description: The trailhead parking is at the old iron bridge across from Atkinson Creek on Hwy 141 just downstream from the old townsite of Uravan. From the iron bridge, follow the road about 1/4 mi (0.4 km) west until you see a trail on the left. Take the trail around a fenced, reclaimed area until you enter a piñon- juniper forest perched on a bench overlooking the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers. Continue on the trail to the viewpoint over Saucer Basin then return for an out and back. Descend into the Basin and return on the County Road for a loop. The entire single track portion is excellent for photos. There is no water available on the trail.

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