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goza gulch

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

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jeep road, single track and pavement. major climing on the jeep road but is rewarded with great downhill singletrack through thick pine trees and 2 beautiful open meadows.
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Latitude
36.10237644873644
Longitude
-105.2490234375
Trail Directions
take red chair lift to the top of the ski area. at the restaurant at the top take the service road that crosses the green chair lift past the "moonstar mining camp" (get map from lift operater). continue on jeep trail (service road) to gate which you can go around and continue on jeep trail (which is now "goose lake road") until you come to free standing miners cabin on your left. there is a clearing and a "dead end" sign. there will be 4 trail options here....take the 3rd one from the left or the one just right of the "dead end" sign. from here is all single track. follow the trail to the bottom of the mountain. it will put at hwy 578 where the "goose creek" jeep trail starts. you can either have someone pick you up or take a left and ride the few miles back in to town mostly downhill.
Trail Length
estimate 7-8 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
red river
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 17, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: storm11 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Not technically Goza Gulch, but this was recommended to me by the LBS... I rode from the top of the lift, past the miners cabin, all the way to Goose Lake (a bad idea on a Sat. afternoon unless you like sharing the trail with 50+ fat @sses on atvs.) A long and consistantly steep road climb all the way. From the top I connected with the Goose Creek trail. At the top, the trail is semi-hard to follow and get's lost in a few spots. Plenty of downed trees to be had in the upper two or three miles. If this trail was ridden more and better maintained, it would be awesome. Rode it all the way back to the highway and then a few miles to town (mostly downhill).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
East Fork Red River (fast and fun in&out trail to the wilderness boundary and back)



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Review Date
September 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Neville Govender ,  Weekend Warrior , from Heath, TX

Summary:
Very difficult trail for flatlander from TX. The goose lake road trail is extremely steep with so many loose rocks that climbing is extremely slippery. The downhill was also an expert ride. Several creek crossings requiring you to carry bike over water and times when trail becomes confused with other animal paths. For an expert rider - this is a challenging trail. 6-mile uphill followed by challenging 7 mile downhill. Not for the beginner or intermediate rider.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Try the old pass road followed by ride through 4th of July Canyon and down road by Fire Station. The climb is reasonable and the decent was also doable for intermediate rider.



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