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Tectonic Shift

Intermediate
 3.9 (17)

Fun singletrack right out of the trailhead.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Singletrack

6,107' 1,861 m

High

5,939' 1,810 m

Low

220' 67 m

Up

51' 16 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Closed to motorized vehicles during wet conditions. Check with the Royal Gorge BLM Field Office at 719-269-8500 for the latest conditions.

Description

The fun flowy singletrack starts right from the lower trailhead and connects with the Fire Canyon Trailhead. Most people take the right turn staying on Tectonic Shift for a longer and more fun ride. For a more direct route you can go straight onto Path of Least Resistance.

Staying right on Tectonic Shift and is the preferred trail option over Path of Least Resistance. A little ways in there are some fun small alternate drop lines while traveling east and a cool rock armored corner. Eventually, you'll pop out on the road and see where Tectonic Shift continues. Keep following this trail to the Fire Canyon Trailhead and Unconformity to keep off the road and away from the main cattle grazing area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kalem Lenard

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 17 votes

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  3.9 from 17 votes
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#672

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#7,180

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Canon City is the ideal spring and fall destination for all the Colorado Front Rangers.
Apr 21, 2016 near Cañon C…, CO
Crazy rock formations seem to pop up out of nowhere on the Tectonic Shift trail at Oil Well Flats.
Apr 21, 2016 near Cañon C…, CO
MTB'ing Oil Well Flats // Canon City, Colorado
Feb 14, 2021 near Lincoln…, CO
Cranking up Tectonic Shift with the sun pushing down. Great weather for late fall.
Dec 27, 2014 near Cañon C…, CO
A fun day trying out most of the trails at Oil Well Flats
Feb 28, 2016 near Cañon C…, CO
Trailhead
Oct 29, 2014 near Cañon C…, CO

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Oct 25, 2022
Matthew Goldatein
Oct 15, 2022
Trevor Stout
rode out and back 4mi — 0h 30m
Oct 14, 2022
Trevor Stout
rode down from fracture 2.3mi — 0h 20m
Apr 21, 2022
Atsuko Ohtake
Jul 3, 2021
Chris Rice
Jan 12, 2020
Ben Scholz
May 20, 2018
Adam Center
Feb 9, 2018
Chris Root