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Joe's Ridge

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (155)

A short but really sweet lead-in to the newer downhill flow trail, MoJoe.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Singletrack

5,543' 1,690 m

High

5,125' 1,562 m

Low

30' 9 m

Up

448' 137 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

Joe's Ridge is accessed just off the 18 Road at the upper parking lot. It starts out as a mostly gentle climb, with one or two steeper anaerobic sections, characteristic of this area.

The trail soon climbs out to a ridge and descends. It's fast and flowy, and encourages you to let go of the brakes and let it roll. There are just a few spots that can bite you as the speeds increase, but it's mostly just a sweet section of trail. The views are great and there are more trees here compared to other trails.

Ride to the dirt road (Mitchell Road) and follow it for 0.2 miles until Joe's Ridge crosses the road and heads downhill. You'll cross the Kessel Run, and then the main road (18 Road), then finish with a short downhill to the Cow Pond intersection, just below the parking area. This lower section is smooth, fast, but a whole lot less interesting than the upper part.

A better option from Mitchell Road is to go straight across to the MoJoe trail to complete a loop back to the lower parking lot.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann with improvements by Kristen Arendt

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 155 votes

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  4.5 from 155 votes
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Photos

Awesome sunset on Joe's Ridge
Apr 10, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Just starting to get into the fun stuff on Joe's Ridge!
May 4, 2018 near Fruita, CO
Joes Ridge has plenty of sniper lines if you're looking to push it!
Jan 17, 2017 near Fruita, CO
There's plenty of fun and flow on the lower reaches of Joe's Ridge trail.
May 18, 2015 near Fruita, CO
The Joe's/MoJoe's combo offers the most options out of 18 Road trails to catch some small air. Super fun overall!
Nov 3, 2018 near Fruita, CO
Ride the spine!
Jan 17, 2020 near Fruita, CO

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