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Mack Ridge

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 3.9 (26)

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

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3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

Singletrack

5,327' 1,624 m

High

4,832' 1,473 m

Low

453' 138 m

Up

541' 165 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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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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  3.9 from 26 votes

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Photos

Dropping in on the good stuff from the top of Mack Ridge
Nov 6, 2018 near Loma, CO
Over the handle bars and backwards over the rock crevasse :)
May 28, 2013 near Loma, CO
View of three tiers of the Kokopelli Trails below - from the overlook cliffs.
Oct 16, 2018 near Loma, CO

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Apr 21, 2020
John Styrnol
Only did part of it, very nice trail.
Mar 30, 2020
Cassidy Kodas
Only went down the ridge from Hawkeye, still a beautiful rocky downhill.
Nov 16, 2019
Drew Gustus
Aug 25, 2019
Josh Mattson
Got early. Still warmed up quickly. Take lots of water. 3.8mi
Apr 21, 2019
Thomas Pyke
Nov 20, 2018
Brandon Vicenti
3.8mi
Jul 24, 2018
Eric Hall
May 6, 2018
Paul Dubya