Uncompahgre Field Office 2465 South Townsend Avenue Montrose , CO 81401
From the intersection of the West Main Street and Townsend Avenue, travel SW on West Main Street which will turn into Colorado 90 for 7-1/2 miles until reaching the three way intersection with Shavano Valley Road to the north and 90 Road to the South. This intersection is the official start of the Rimrocker Trail. There is no parking lot or area to safely assemble a group at this intersections but if you proceed another half mile down the trail there are some dirt pull off areas that could be used.
The Rimrocker Trail is a newly connected trail that allows you to enjoy 160 miles of off-pavement travel while experiencing the many different stunning landscapes that connect Montrose, Colorado to Moab, Utah. The roads on the eastern half are graded gravel roads that are two vehicles wide and would easily be traveled in a family sedan. It would be a fantastic destination to travel through the aspens during their fall color changes as well as stopping for the fantastic views at the overlooks.
Spanning a distance of 160 miles, the Rimrocker Trail provides 4WD, OHV and bicycle access through some of the West's most stunning scenery. Visitors are immersed in natural beauty as the trail guides them through a landscape of redrock canyons, winding rivers, desert vistas and alpine forests. Whether you travel the whole route or just a portion, the experience will stay with you for a lifetime.The Rimrocker Trail is well signed for its entire length, and an excellent paper map of the route is available from the Montrose Visitor Center, the Visitor Center in Naturita, and several other locations. Please call 970-252-4505 with questions on the Rimrocker Rally. For more information, please contact the Uncompahgre Field Office.
1.The trail is well marked with sign posts. A GPS comes in handy a few times.
2.Maps and an informational brochure can be picked up at the visitors’ center in Montrose or Naturita.
3.The entire trail usually opens by June depending on snowpack.
4.Best time to travel would be early summer for wildflower viewing or during the fall colors.
5.The trail is suitable for stock high-clearance 4x4 vehicles with good tires.