Trails of West-Central Colorado
Trail Reporting at COPMOBA! Click on any trail area below to see a description of that trail area, as well as the trails associated with that area, their description and condition.
Please check the local weather before riding! We've had quite a bit of snow, and it's frozen. Mountain bikes ruin the trails when the ground is very wet. Please use good judgement when starting to ride. If the mud sticks to your tires, please turn around! Do not continue to ride! Please ride another day when it is not so wet!!
Current Conditions: Tabeguache
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The Tabeguache (pronounced tab-a-watch) goes through public and private land for 142 miles connecting Montrose and Grand Junction, Colorado. Bikers are urged to respect all property rights by closing gates, being watchful for livestock and camping only in approved camping areas. Bikers must be aware that the Uncompahgre Plateau is a nationally known hunting area. During rifle seasons you must wear orange hats and jackets. Check state hunting dates before beginning your trip. COPMOBA recommends no biking during any rifle season.
The Tabequache trail begins in Shavano Valley, 8 miles west of Montrose, Colorado, and weaves through the canyons, mesas and highlands of the Uncompahgre Plateau before ending in "No Thoroughfare Canyon", a few miles west of Grand Junction, CO. The trail is marked by brown fiberglass posts approximately every mile and at all intersections.
Trail difficult is rated in this log from moderate to very difficult. When wet, all unpaved roads and trail segments may be unpassable to both mountain bikes and vehicles. Support vehicles access information is shown on the map. It is difficult, but not impossible, for a high clearance 4wd vehicle to travel all but the singletrack sections of the trail.
Most of the trail is on remote, unpatrolled USFS and BLM land. the adventurous nature of this trail requires users to be cautious, personally responsible, self-sufficient and have a working knowledge of back country survival. The use of topographic maps and a compass is strongly recommended. Drinking water is not readily available along the trail. Water can be found in most of the drainages and established campgrounds along the trail, but it should be filtered or treated before use.
Updated Monday February 24, 2014