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Uravan to Bedrock via River Road

Distance:  26 miles

Elevation gain:  400’
Estimated ride time:  2-2.5 hours
Easy

This ride utilizes a section of the original Paradox Trail before it was rerouted. Park downstream of Uravan on Hwy 141 at the old iron bridge.  Cross the bridge to access the River Road, which parallels the San Miguel River as it  drops down into a deep canyon toward the confluence with the Dolores River almost 2 miles downs.  Remnants of the old hanging flume are still attached to the cliff sides as you head down this section. The road now follows the Dolores River upstream through a deep, spectacular canyon for 5 miles before emerging into the Paradox Valley. Cross the valley floor until you intersect with Hwy 90. Turn right and travel for 2 miles until you cross the Dolores River and come to Bedrock.