Oil Well Flats is one of the more extensive trail systems in our area. The trail system utilizes some dirt roads, but consists mostly of singletrack trails. Cruise through junipers and piñons as you ascend toward Fire Canyon and Unconformity, areas that were altered in 1988 as a wildfire scorched the area.
Oil Well Flats Trail Map
This is a flowy, novice trail that will delight experienced riders as well. Connecting with other intermediate trails within the system, beginning riders on Fracture could be encouraged to expand their biking skill-set with these nearby trails.
Island in the Sky (Clockwise)
Beginning at the lower part of Island in the Sky, you’ll be treated to some welcome shade with its tall pine trees. A bit flowy, the trail soon leads to an open meadow where you’ll begin your ascent to the top of a ridge. Rocky with a few surprises across the top of the ridge, you’ll be rewarded with views of nearby cliffs, Cañon City, and beyond to the snow-capped peaks of the Sangre de Cristo range. Continue and descend to where the trail meets Fire Canyon.