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“Rock Your Way to the top of The Grand Mesa”
Review of Adobe Badlands

Adobe Badlands
Western Colorado
Level Contributor
130 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Rock Your Way to the top of The Grand Mesa”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

A different trail starting off of Highway 50 at the BLM trail called Alkali Basin Road will take you up and up and up climbing the Adobe Badlands with 50 mile views below you of the Uncompagrhe and San Juan Mountains above the Gunnison River canyons...As it climbs it becomes rockier and rockier and steep in many places. Is not meant for 4x4 jeeps or trucks but only for atvs and regular sized side by sides. It is gnarly and technical in several places and should not be taken alone or by newbies. 18.5 miles to the Dough Spoon Reservoir and the trails that are easier and can be done by jeeps and 4x4's. At the lake, the trail is actually in the water and you must ride in it to cross to other side. Then you must turn around and head back down or can take the easy road to the Devils Thumb Golf Course. Everybody brags after they do it (or some take a deep breath)...

Visited June 2013
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English first
Arvada, Colorado
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87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great for shooting and 4-wheeling.”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

We go here often. Very desolate and a good safe place for some serious shooting (especially long range). Extreme 4-wheeling if you desire. Dangerously muddy after rains (rare).

Visited January 2013
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Thank ferret50
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