With appreciation to the BLM and the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp team for finishing it, the Descansos Trail is now fully open. This is a scenic and interesting hike, or a fun, flowy and technical advanced trail on a mountain bike.
The trail extends from the ridge below Gramont Peak north towards the Box and then east towards the Shrine near Highway 60, which now functions as a trailhead. Make it into a loop with the Black Canyon and Gramont Peak trails.
The approach trail on the old road by the Shrine still needs some finish work but is useful, and the single track is done. We're in the process of uploading the trail to MTB Project, Trailforks and Hiking Project to make it easy to find. Share some photos if you check it out!