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Trail

3.8 mile 6.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 453' 138 m
Descent: -541' -165 m
High: 5,327' 1,624 m
Low: 4,832' 1,473 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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A technical ridgeline ride with stunning views of the Kokopelli, Colorado River and McGinnis Canyons

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Description

Mack Ridge is typically combined with Lion's Loop, or Troy Built to create some type of loop. With a recent realignment, the trail now begins at a four-way intersection with Troy Built and Lion's Loop. COPMOBA mapping recognizes this as the Mack Ridge trail, while the old doubletrack from Lion's Loop is referenced as Mack Ridge Connector.

Mack Ridge is great in either direction. There is one rather gnarly hike-a-bike in the eastern half of the trail that must be walked regardless of travel direction. (Although legend has it this has been descended!).

From the intersection with Lion's Loop and Troy Built begin a technical climb through a number of switchbacks, rocky passes, and hike-a-bike technical sections to the rim high above the river valley.

At a T-intersection with a doubletrack, turn Right. This is the original Mack Ridge trail. To the Left, the trail descends as Mack Ridge Connector to Lion's Loop. Ride East along the ridge on the doubletrack for a 1/4 mile to a short, technical, singletrack descent.

The singletrack climbs back to, and continues 3/4 mile along the rim to a particularly breathtaking viewpoint, after which ride through a Left switchback, a Right switchback and an abrupt technical section terminating in a hike-a-bike pass.

At this point, Mack Ridge is 1 1/4 miles of technical downhill. The downhill is all rideable; although not bereft of challenge. Mack Ridge ends in a saddle at the western ends of Mary's Loop and Moore Fun.

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Apr 21, 2019
Thomas Pyke
Nov 20, 2018
Brandon Vicenti
3.8mi
Jul 24, 2018
Eric Hall
May 6, 2018
Paul Dubya
Nov 20, 2016
David Darling
Mack Ridge>Lions Tr>Steve's Loop>Mary's>Wranglers>Mary's 17.4mi
May 22, 2016
Kevin F
3.1mi
Apr 1, 2015
Mike Reuter
Fantastic and engaging when done as a climb.
May 24, 2013
Chuck McQuade
Hmm - climbed from east direction, rocky and techy, some great views of stevens loops from ridge top 3.1mi

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#162

in Colorado

#679

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