Alternate Route Through Nucla

Rating: Easy
Length: 18.9 miles
Elevation: 7380’-5576’
At the “T” intersection on Pinto Mesa, turn left and follow dirt road to Delta-Nucla Road. Turn right and follow gravel/paved road to Nucla. From Nucla, turn right (north) on Main Street (Hwy 97). Climb briefly on the road that quickly bears west as BB Road. BB Road skirts around a mining area as it crosses Tuttle Draw. Turn left onto CC Road. Take second right on through Second Park, then left at intersection. Road turns to gravel and drops into Coal Creek, climbing to Third Park. Follow the graded county road across Third Park form approx. 2 miles where the Paradox Trail comes in from the right. Nucla has a full array of services including a swimming reservoir. Motels and other services are located in Naturita 4 miles south on Hwy 141.