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County Road 5 Gravel Grinding/Miller Mesa Recreation Trail Mountain Biking

Start this route with outstanding high-alpine scenery at the intersection of Ouray County Road (CR) 5 and Aspen Drive, where public parking is located.

  • Distance: 7.5 miles roundtrip
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Elevation: 8,800 to 9,500 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

You can gravel grind up CR5 or mountain bike on the new Miller Mesa Recreation Trail into the Uncompahgre National Forest. The route starts surrounded by private property but soon travels into public lands, going from Ponderosa to Aspen forests.

Biking on County Road 5 above Ridgway
Photo by Hilary Lewkowitz