The trail follows historic wagon roads, county roads and BLM roads open to motorized use. The route is mainly in pinyon-juniper and sagebrush vegetation. Deer and elk may be seen, and springs trickle along route but are not fit for drinking untreated. Several side trails offer more biking areas. There is an informal trail head at Dry Lake.
From Gypsum, take Eagle County Road 51 north toward Dry Lake for about 4 miles (use caution!!!!, this is a hauling route with heavy mining trucks for the first 2 miles). Turn right on Road 51A past the model airplane airport and through old mill. Turn north and make a loop below Greenhorn Mountain and Cottonwood Creek back to old mill.