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Olathe, Colorado

18 mi   gravel

Cottonwood Rd, Cabin Bench, Love Mesa Loop

Gravel route from 25 Mesa Rd to Divide Rd, Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado

"This route uses 3 FS roads to connect Delta-Nucla Road with Divide Rd. It is a section of the 141 mile Tabeguache Trail that connects Montrose to Grand Junction. Ridden as a loop with Divide and Delta-Nucla Rd, it makes a very nice 37 mile ride with ~2000 feet of elevation gain. Cottonwood Rd (FS 504) is very well maintained and largely flat 6 mile dirt road. It ends at Cabin Bench Rd (FS 501). Turn left on Cabin Bench Rd and ride for 5 miles, most of it climbing, to the intersection with Love Mesa Rd (FS 500). Turn left here and climb to Divide Road. Love Mesa Rd is an ATV trail and the roughest of the 3 roads, but still suitable for gravel bikes. I've ridden it comfortably on 40cc tires. "

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20 mi   gravel

Transfer Rd

Gravel route from Transfer Rd to Transfer Rd, Olathe, Montrose County

"Big climb to the top of the Uncompahgre Plateau. Bigger tires suggested for some rocky sections. Suitable for gravel bikes."

27 mi   gravel

25 Mesa Rd (aka Delta-Nucla Rd): Delta to Divide Road

Gravel route from CO-348 to 25 Mesa Rd, Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado

"A well maintained dirt road that runs from Delta to Nucla across the Uncompahgre Plateau. This road has several names: 25 Mesa Rd, Delta-Nucla Rd and, once it enters the Uncompahgre National Forest, FSR 503. The section shown here is the Delta to Divide Road portion. Nice views of canyons on this long ascent up the plateau. Some washboarding, but suitable for passenger cars and gravel bikes. "