Wilson Mesa Trail

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Wilson Mesa Trail #421

This single track trail offers a favorite motorcycle and mountain bike ride in the Telluride area. Along its 12.7 mile length it varies in elevation just 800 feet, yet offers plenty of challenging terrain for intermediate riders. The trail has three access points: Forest Road #623 (Sunshine Road), Forest Road #622 (Silver Pick Road), and Forest Road #621 near Woods Lake Campground.

Open Season: July
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Open to motorcycles, mountain bikes, hiking, and horseback riding.
Closest Towns: Telluride, CO
Operated By: Forest Service

Directions: To the trailhead at the end of Forest Road #623: From Telluride, drive 6 miles west on State Highway 145, turn left (south) onto County Road 63L (Ilium Road/South Fork Road). Proceed for approx. 2.5 miles, then turn right (west) onto CR 63J. Continue on this road for approx. 4.5 miles to where it ends at the Wilson Mesa Trailhead. The last mile of this road is steep and rocky. High clearance, four wheel drive vehicles are recommended.


  • Trail Measurement: 12.7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 375359N
  • Compass Longitude: 1080010W
  • Numeric Latitude: 37.8997155
  • Numeric Longitude: -108.0028464
  • Elevation in Meters: 2,980 to 3,200
  • Elevation in Feet: 9,778 to 10,500

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    12.7 Miles
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  • Elevation in Feet
    9,778 to 10,500
  • Elevation in Meters
    2,980 to 3,200
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