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A nearly century road ride that takes you through McElmo Canyon and past Hovenweep National Monument before circling back to Cortez. Please note that while beautiful, there is a lack of shoulder on McElmo Canyon and riders must be cautious.
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Parking is usually ample at the trailhead, but if not, the Needles Country Store parking can be used.
Ride fuel and snack like bars, dried fruit, candy, etc.. can be found at the nearby Country Store.
Make sure to leave the two cattle gates that you enter the trail through the way you found it.
Be sure to watch out for downhill traffic when entering the Purgatory bike park and Divinity flow trail.