The Paradox Trail links the Tabeguache Trail on the Uncompahgre Plateau and Kokopelli’s Trail in the La Sal Mountains of Utah. Its 100 mile length traverses a wide variety of terrain, elevation and eco-zones. Most of its length follows existing jeep and county roads. It is accessible by mountain bike from the months of May through November although many sections are accessible year round.

Most of the trail is located on remote, unpatrolled BLM and US Forest Service administered lands with unmarked hazards. Be prepared with plenty of food and water. Drinking water is not readily available along the trail. Water can be found in major drainages, but should be treated before drinking. Services are limited to the Nucla/Naturita area and Bedrock.

The adventurous nature of the Paradox Trail requires users to be cautious, personally responsible, self-sufficient and have a working knowledge of back country survival. The use of topographic maps and a compass is strongly recommended. Most of the trail can be found on the Nucla, La Sal, and Moab 1:100000 scale BLM maps.

Source: Colorado BLM site

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Weather in Nucla, CO

Chance of Rain
Sunday 03/24 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 54F. SSE winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Clear
Monday 03/25 0%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 59F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 03/26 0%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 66F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Overcast
Wednesday 03/27 10%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 64F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Higher wind gusts possible.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 03/28 30%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers later in the day. High near 55F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Higher wind gusts possible.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 03/29 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 50F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Weather in Gateway, CO

Partly Cloudy
Sunday 03/24 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 58F. SSE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Monday 03/25 0%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 63F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 03/26 0%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. High 69F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast
Wednesday 03/27 0%
Overcast
Overcast. High 67F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 03/28 50%
Chance of Rain
Mostly cloudy with some showers in the afternoon. High 56F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Snow
Friday 03/29 40%
Snow
Snow showers early will transition to a few showers later. High 53F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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