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Rank: #3 in the Emerald Mountain area
#164 in CO, #1,775 Overall
Views: 360. Last 30 days: 3
Oct 17 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Steamboat Springs,
“An exciting descent on the backside of Emerald Mountain.”
Leslie Kehmeier on Jul 10, 2013
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4.67.5 milesKilometers 31’9 m Ascent 8,198’2,499 m High 6% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -1,379’-420 m Descent 6,849’2,088 m Low 20% Max Grade (11°)
Ridge runs from the top of Emerald Mountain down to Cow Creek. The trail is best down as a descent, a rowdy and fun one at that.

At the top intersection with Beall, Ridge drop initially with one quick climb and then a sweeping right hand turn through a high meadow. From here to the bottom, Ridge descends steadily along a fenceline, crossing an old doubletrack several times.

The trail travels through tight vegetation, mostly oak brush. Be advised, some of the bends in the trail are blind so balance speed with safety.

Every once in awhile the canopy breaks and you'll be treated to amazing views of the surrounding Western Slope landscape.

Towards the bottom of the route, Ridge intersects Rotary twice. Stay left to continue to the trail's terminus at Cow Creek.
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Ridge Trail (Steamboat Springs, CO)
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Open meadown high on Ridge. The exciting part of the descent begins here. (Steamboat Springs, CO)
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Breaking out of the oak brush tunnel on the lower portion of Ridge (Steamboat Springs, CO)