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Chutes & Ladders

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.4 (21)

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

Features -none-

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.

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Shared By:

Nick Wilder

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  3.4 from 21 votes

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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
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
The first climb into Chutes and Ladders
Aug 1, 2018 near Fruita, CO

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Mar 24, 2020
Mike Levy
Social distancing 11mi
Jul 17, 2019
Jeremy Harvey
Jun 15, 2019
Joe DeLia
Jun 2, 2019
Lyra Martin
Apr 25, 2019
Steve Sharp
Used this section to connect Frontside to Edge west connector 3.6mi
Apr 13, 2017
Karim Bekka
1.8mi
Jul 23, 2015
Ryan Hickman
Apr 8, 2015
reuben bel