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21 mi 34 km of trail 1 Recommended Route

Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 11 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.

Local Info

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.

Recommended Routes in Ridgway Area Trails - 1

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Favorite The views and riding won't disappoint!
Intermediate

Seize the Cheese

20.1 mi 32.3 km 1,813' Up 552.45 m Up 1,823' Down 555.53 m Down

Ridgway, CO

Trails in Ridgway Area Trails - 13

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1.7 mi 2.7 km #1Ratical
Intermediate
Ouray, CO
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3.0 mi 4.8 km #2The Big Cheese
Intermediate
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2.2 mi 3.5 km #3Rat Trap
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0.2 mi 0.3 km #4Squeeker
Intermediate
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3.6 mi 5.8 km #5Karni Mata Loop
Intermediate
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1.9 mi 3.1 km #6Rattus Maximus
Intermediate
Ouray, CO
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1.7 mi 2.8 km #7Splinter
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Ouray, CO
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2.4 mi 3.8 km #8The Plagueround
Intermediate
Ouray, CO
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1.4 mi 2.2 km #9Double Crosser
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Ouray, CO
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0.5 mi 0.8 km #10The Maze
Intermediate
Ouray, CO
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0.7 mi 1.1 km #11Exterminator
Very Difficult
Ouray, CO
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1.2 mi 1.9 km #12Speedy Gonzales
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Ouray, CO
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Ouray, CO
0.5 mi 0.8 km #13Rattus Maximus Spur
Intermediate
Ouray, CO
Intermediate
Ouray, CO

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The views and riding won't disappoint!
Jun 21, 2017 near Ouray, CO
Cruising Splinter with great views of the Sneffels range
May 19, 2018 near Ridgway, CO
There are awesome views of the San Juans along Splinter.
Jun 21, 2017 near Ouray, CO
Though not characteristic of the whole system, there are a few fun features mixed in! Hoping more are created amongst the highly flowy system!
Sep 16, 2017 near Ouray, CO
Working around a sharp turn down a rock feature on Exterminator.
Jun 21, 2017 near Ouray, CO
Great vista of Ridgeway State Park. And all fun on the way down from here! Speedy Gonzalez!
Sep 25, 2016 near Ouray, CO
Incredible views at the RAT
May 24, 2018 near Ridgway, CO
A speedy jump on the Speedy Gonzales Trail.
Feb 14, 2016 near Ouray, CO