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Ridgway Area Trails

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Overview

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.

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Favorite The views and riding won't disappoint!
Intermediate 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
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Ridgway Area Trails Biking

  • 22 Miles 35 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 15 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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1.7 mi 2.7 km #1Ratical
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Ouray, CO
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3.0 mi 4.8 km #2The Big Cheese
Intermediate Intermediate
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Intermediate Intermediate
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2.2 mi 3.5 km #3Rat Trap
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
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3.6 mi 5.8 km #4Karni Mata Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
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0.2 mi 0.3 km #5Squeeker
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
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1.9 mi 3.1 km #6Rattus Maximus
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
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2.4 mi 3.8 km #7The Plagueround
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Ouray, CO
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1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Double Crosser
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO 14 
1.7 mi 2.8 km #9Splinter
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
0.5 mi 0.8 km #10The Maze
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #11Speedy Gonzales
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #12Exterminator
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Ouray, CO
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Ouray, CO 13 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #13Rattus Maximus Spur
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Ouray, CO

Photos of Ridgway Area Trails - 29

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A speedy jump on the Speedy Gonzales Trail.
Feb 14, 2016 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
The views and riding won't disappoint!
Jun 21, 2017 near Ouray, CO
Working around a sharp turn down a rock feature on Exterminator.
Jun 21, 2017 near Ouray, 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
Cruising Splinter with great views of the Sneffels range
May 19, 2018 near Ridgway, CO
Incredible views at the RAT
May 24, 2018 near Ridgway, CO

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