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A short & steep lead-in to fast & flowy fun.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Singletrack

5,594' 1,705 m

High

5,343' 1,629 m

Low

167' 51 m

Up

351' 107 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Though not required, most people ride downhill from the top.

Description

This trail is usually ridden as part of the Chutes & Ladders Loop.

Chutes and Ladders starts right off with a hell of a Ladder. Most people are anaerobic before they get 100 yards from the start of the trail, and most need to walk at least part of the hills. They're incredibly steep, but rideable with good form and a lot of power.

They're mercifully short, and get easier after the first one. The downhills are steep too, but the trails are in nice smooth condition and tacky enough to hold you as long as you don't touch the brakes.

After about a half mile of chutes and ladders, you'll turn down to the cow pasture and the flowy fun begins. This part of the trail is very easy, very flowy, and very fast. Good riders will have fun trying to do the whole thing with no brakes.

The trail continues on, but the nature of the trail changes so dramatically, we've separated it into Lower Chutes & Ladders.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 32 votes

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  3.1 from 32 votes
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Trail Rankings

#805

in Colorado

#8,327

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Photos

Ascending Chutes and Ladders just after the intersection with Prime Cut.
Oct 20, 2018 near Fruita, CO
Great scenery at the top of Chutes & Ladders
Apr 1, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Fun twists and turns on Chutes & Ladders
Apr 1, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Picturesque section of Chutes & Ladders
Nov 20, 2020 near Fruita, CO
Opening sections of the trail down
Aug 1, 2018 near Fruita, CO
Chutes & Ladders mellows out and flows nicely as you descent gently towards the bottom.
Apr 15, 2013 near Fruita, CO
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May 18, 2021
Alex Balister
May 8, 2021
Robert Hernandez
Mar 7, 2021
Matt Castelli
Ok. Almost got the first hill. Punchy
Oct 16, 2020
David Schmid
Mar 24, 2020
Mike Levy
Social distancing 11mi
Jul 17, 2019
Jeremy Harvey
Jun 15, 2019
Joe DeLia
Jun 2, 2019
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