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Roan Cliffs Mountain Biking Trail

Basics
Location:
West of Rifle (about an hour's drive east of Grand Junction)
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Elevation Change:
1000 feet
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

The Roan Cliffs area northwest of Rifle contains a network of trails through rolling hills covered in piñon/juniper woodlands and grass meadows. The views from the cliffs of the surrounding desert landscape are starkly beautiful. Several trails with varying degrees of difficulty allow riders to choose a route suitable for their level of skill and difficulty.

Details

Location:
West of Rifle (about an hour's drive east of Grand Junction)
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Elevation Change:
1000
Season:
Spring to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
Go north on Highway 13 about 18 miles to Rio Blanco and turn west about 5 miles on to the Cow Creek Road. Turn south on this road and travel about 15 miles into the area. An alternate access is to go north of Rifle on Highway 13 about 3 miles and turn on the JQS road. Caution, the JQS road is narrow, steep and may be blocked by rockslides. It is very slippery when wet, but the scenic views are outstanding.

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