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

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Mostly sunny skies. High 48F. Winds light and variable.
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Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 56F. ESE winds shifting to SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Saturday 01/20 60%
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Cloudy with occasional showers for the afternoon. High around 45F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
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Sunday 01/21 40%
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Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High 33F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
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Sunshine and some clouds. High 37F. Winds light and variable.
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Sunny skies. High 39F. Winds light and variable.

Weather in Gateway, CO

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Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 51F. Winds light and variable.
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Friday 01/19 0%
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Sunny along with a few clouds. High 56F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
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Saturday 01/20 70%
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Rain showers in the morning becoming a steady light rain in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
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Sunday 01/21 60%
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Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High 33F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
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Sunshine and some clouds. High 37F. Winds light and variable.
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Abundant sunshine. High 39F. Winds light and variable.

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