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Rugged West End singletrack high above the confluence of the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers.


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4.2

Miles

6.7

KM

Point to Point

5,438' 1,657 m

High

4,891' 1,491 m

Low

568' 173 m

Up

478' 146 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

87%

Max Grade (41°)

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The Y-11 Trail parallels County Road Y-11 also known as the River Road between Uravan on Hwy 141 and Bedrock in the Paradox Valley. The Y-11 starts directly west of the old iron bridge (approximately 38.385033, -108.759166) downstream from the reclaimed mill town of Uravan along Hwy 141.

The trail can be seen climbing along the south edge of a large open area. Follow CR Y-11 for less than a quarter mile and look for a small gravel pit which will lead you up to the trail. It will eventually begin a long gradual ascent up a sometimes narrow, rocky and technically challenging bench. Watch out for exposed cliffs as the trail nears the edge.

After about 2.5 miles the trail continues up a wide, flat section coming to the edge of the Saucer Basin drainage at mile 3.5. Here users can turn back to make this a great out and back hike. To make a loop out of it continue down on the trail into the drainage where it will meet the rough two track coming up from CR Y-11.

NOTE: There are no restroom or trash facilities. Please pack in and out your waste, your dog's waste, and any trash you find. Don't forget: please stay on trail to avoid damaging the fragile cryptobiotic soil.

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Shared By:

Paul Koski with improvements by Dani Ortiz

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#1665

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#242

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#1,665

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