Chutes & Ladders

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  3.3 from 9 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 4 votes
Rank: #12 in the 18 Road Trails area
#633 in CO, #6,670 Overall
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Mar 28 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Fruita,
“A short & steep lead-in to fast & flowy fun.”
Nick Wilder on Mar 29, 2013
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1.82.8 milesKilometers 141’43 m Ascent 5,586’1,703 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -338’-103 m Descent 5,341’1,628 m Low 16% Max Grade (9°)
Restrictions
Though not required, most people ride downhill from the top.
Description
This trail is usually ridden as part of the Chutes & Ladders Loop.

Chutes and Ladders starts right off with a hell of a Ladder. Most people are anaerobic before they get 100 yards from the start of the trail, and most need to walk at least part of the hills. They're incredibly steep, but rideable with good form and a lot of power.

They're mercifully short, and get easier after the first one. The downhills are steep too, but the trails are in nice smooth condition and tacky enough to hold you as long as you don't touch the brakes.

After about a half mile of chutes and ladders, you'll turn down to the cow pasture and the flowy fun begins. This part of the trail is very easy, very flowy, and very fast. Good riders will have fun trying to do the whole thing with no brakes.

The trail continues on, but the nature of the trail changes so dramatically, we've separated it into Lower Chutes & Ladders.
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4.2 (60)
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PHOTOS of Chutes & Ladders
  4.0 from 2 votes
Great scenery at the top of Chutes & Ladders (Fruita, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Chutes & Ladders mellows out and flows nicely as you descent gently towa... (Fruita, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Climbing up one of the incredibly steep sections of Chutes & Ladders. (Fruita, CO)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Fun twists and turns on Chutes & Ladders (Fruita, CO)
  2.5 from 2 votes
Things REALLY mellow out after a lot of big hills. (Fruita, CO)