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21 mi 33 km of trail 1 Featured Ride

Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 4 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

The RAT system is currently a work in progress, continually evolving with ongoing construction of new trails.

In the spring of 2013, after eight years of administrative review by BLM and constant advocacy from COPMOBA/RAT, BLM issued its final Environmental Analysis and Travel Management Plan for the RAT trail network. Construction began almost immediately and, to date, volunteers and paid professionals have constructed about seven miles of rockin' new singletrack.

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For a easier introduction to the RAT trails take the advice of their website. Park on 10b, left side about halfway up you'll see a spot for about 3 cars. Take Rattus Maximus to Ratical to Double Crosser and then back to the car on Rattus. About 90 min ride which will give you a feel for the easier trails in the system, add in the Plagueground for a additional few miles of super fun whoopdeedoos. Rat trails have lots of loose switchbacks, nice climbs and swoops descents.

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Favorite Though not characteristic of the whole system, there are a few fun features mixed in! Hoping more are created amongst the highly flowy system!

Seize the Cheese

20.1 mi 32.3 km • Loop • 1,813 ft Ascent 552.45 m Ascent

Singletrack Ridgway, CO

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1.7 mi 2.7 km #1 Ratical
Ouray, CO
1.7 mi 2.7 km Ouray, CO
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26 days ago
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2.2 mi 3.5 km #2 Rat Trap
Ouray, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Ouray, CO
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26 days ago
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3.0 mi 4.8 km #3 The Big Cheese
Ouray, CO
3.0 mi 4.8 km Ouray, CO
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26 days ago
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3.6 mi 5.8 km #4 Karni Mata Loop
Ouray, CO
3.6 mi 5.8 km Ouray, CO
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63 days ago
1.9 mi 3.1 km #5 Rattus Maximus
Ouray, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km Ouray, CO
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26 days ago
1.7 mi 2.8 km #6 Splinter
Ouray, CO
1.7 mi 2.8 km Ouray, CO
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1.4 mi 2.2 km #7 Double Crosser
Ouray, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km Ouray, CO
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26 days ago
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2.4 mi 3.8 km #8 The Plagueround
Ouray, CO
2.4 mi 3.8 km Ouray, CO
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0.5 mi 0.8 km #9 The Maze
Ouray, CO
0.5 mi 0.8 km Ouray, CO
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26 days ago
1.2 mi 1.9 km #10 Speedy Gonzales
Ouray, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km Ouray, CO
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0.7 mi 1.1 km #11 Exterminator
Ouray, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Ouray, CO
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Fallen Trees - Fallen tree and refrigerator-sized boulder fallen onto trail
43 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km #12 Rattus Maximus Spur
Ouray, CO
0.5 mi 0.8 km Ouray, CO
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