La Plata Canyon
ElevationAscent: 2,870' 875 m
Descent: -2,871' -875 m
High: 11,611' 3,539 m
Low: 8,745' 2,665 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A long, sustained climb up the La Plata Canyon road.”— Patrick Yarbrough
Even though this is a dirt road with no singletrack, there are some nice views along the way, making it worth it!
After Boren Creek, the road becomes a high clearance 4x4 road and starts getting substantially steeper and rockier. This is the difficult part of the route, as it gains over 2000 feet of elevation in the remaining 5 miles.
This route is very easy to alter and customize to suit your preferences. Since it follows a dirt road, you can drive as far along as you want (until finding an appropriate parking spot) and beginning wherever you want. Furthermore, there are many steep jeep roads that branch off the main road and make for interesting excursions. E
Land Manager: USFS - San Juan National Forest Office