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Length: 22.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Motorized vehicles - Motorcycling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: San Juan National Forest, In San Juan National Forest on Forest Rd. 471, 4 mi. from SR 145.
State(s): Colorado
Counties: Dolores, Montezuma
Longitude: -108.028378
Latitude: 37.781451

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Calico Trail offers 22 miles of challenging single-track. The Calico is a multiple use trail with primary users being trail motorcyclists, equestrians, hikers and mountain bikers. The trail is ridge line and climbs several peaks, offering spectacular vistas of the La Plata and San Juan Mountain Ranges.

Additional Details

Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 15%
Maximum Grade: 25%
Elevation Low Point: 8,500
Elevation High Point: 12,340
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: USFS Trail Map/Overview
Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Lloyd McNeil
San Juan National Forest
Dolores Ranger District
P.O. Box 210
Dolores , CO 81323
(970) 882-7296



A 15% average grade  that challenges endurance. Photo by

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