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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +169/22 ft
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Stafford Gulch

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#605 of 1,346 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#6,242 in the world

Stafford Gulch used to be an old 4x4 road, but it's now technically only open to bike, horse, and foot traffic. This narrow doubletrack descends down the gulch, as it drops quickly down through the mountains towards the Arkansas River. I only dropped down this 1.7 miles, since I didn't want to get stuck a couple thousand feet lower with no alternative but to turn around and climb back out. Still, this is a beautiful ride in a gulch that is, despite starting in the "town" of Turret, so remote you really need to be self-sufficient and on your A-game.

First added by Greg Heil on Apr 18, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Begins in the ghost town of Turret
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(on Jan 1, 1970)
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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Truly beautiful down in this gulch! I can't wait to explore this area more!

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