I just returned from a 5 day 750 mile ride taking in Dolores, Telluride, Ouray, Naturita, Moab and Mexican Hat ...including Black Bear , Hurricane, Imogene and California Passes . I've done the San Jaun area and Moab to Mexican Hat rides a number of times and each time I'm asked by people riding these areas for the first time...."what should I Expect?" I tell them, 75% of the ride is not extremely challenging, 15% of the ride is somewhat difficult and the last 10% is difficult but doable for the experienced rider. The trouble is you ride a lot of the not extremely challenging and somewhat difficult trails for 15 miles or so to get to the difficult trails and once there you have no bypass optio . It's either ride the 10% difficult section or backtrack 15 Miles on your own.