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Epic mountain bike endurance in Rico, CO
No more than 74 people allowed for this event!
This is intended to be NON-COMMERCIAL, Recreational-Use Activities that are held on parts of USFS lands in compliance with USFS Special Use Rules and Regulations.
Please make sure to read all rules for this. This is fully unsupported and you will need to be self-sufficient in order to complete this. The rules are located HERE.
When: 6:30-AM – Saturday, September 14, 2013
What: Singletrack, high elevation, back country self supported endurance epic.
Maps Needed: Latitude 40 Maps
Another great map of the SW Colorado here created by Shawn Gregory: http://bigloopmaps.com/
GPS Route: ***UPDATED FOR 2013**** Garmin users can go here to Garmin Connect to upload: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/201879477
Start: 6:30 AM, Rico CO – in front of the Rico Firehouse (across from the Rico Hotel)
Finish: Whenever you arrive back in town – The Enterprise Bar & Grill downtown Rico.
Start in front of the firehouse in Rico riding North on HWY 145. Turn right on Hermosa Park Road/Barlow Creek Road 578. Once on top stay right at the Y on FS 149 for approximately 1 mile where you will connect to the Colorado Trail. If you go left at the Y it will take you to Celebration Lake.
Continue south on the Colorado Trail up and over Blackhawk and beyond. Take a right on the upper Grindstone Trail to Bear Creek Trail 607 down to HWY 145.
Take a left riding south on HWY 145 4.4 miles and take a right onto FS 545 Taylor Creek Road. Up Taylor approx 13 miles and take a right on FS 569. Travel a short distance and look for the single trackon your left. Take Priest a short bit and on to the Calico/Highline Stock Trail.
Continue on to Fall Creek 640. Cross the dirt road continuing on 640 taking a right onto Winter Trail (if you miss the right turn on Winter you will end up in Dunton).
Take a left on FS 471 for a mile and turn right on Dunton Road 535 and down to HWY 145 where you make a right and finish with a nice downhill on pavement to Rico.
Finish is at the Enterprise Bar. Total mileage is approx 95 miles and with approximately 15k of climbing. This was based on the Topo software.
There will be a support vehicle for resupply at the Bear Creek TH.
Questions? Please use the forum page.
It will be a hard long day but you will experience some of the San Juan’s finest singletrack.
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