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Ridge

Intermediate
 3.8 (12)

An exciting descent on the backside of Emerald Mountain.


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Map Key

4.6

Miles

7.5

KM

Singletrack

8,198' 2,499 m

High

6,849' 2,088 m

Low

31' 9 m

Up

1,379' 420 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Ridge runs from the top of Emerald Mountain down to Cow Creek. The trail is best down as a descent, a rowdy and fun one at that.

At the top intersection with Beall, Ridge drop initially with one quick climb and then a sweeping right hand turn through a high meadow. From here to the bottom, Ridge descends steadily along a fenceline, crossing an old doubletrack several times.

The trail travels through tight vegetation, mostly oak brush. Be advised, some of the bends in the trail are blind so balance speed with safety.

Every once in awhile the canopy breaks and you'll be treated to amazing views of the surrounding Western Slope landscape.

Towards the bottom of the route, Ridge intersects Rotary twice. Stay left to continue to the trail's terminus at Cow Creek.

Contacts

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 12 votes

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  3.8 from 12 votes
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Photos

Ridge Trail
Jul 18, 2015 near Steambo…, CO
Open meadown high on Ridge.  The exciting part of the descent begins here.
Jul 10, 2013 near Steambo…, CO
A beautiful spring ride on Wild Rose.
May 16, 2017 near Steambo…, CO
Breaking out of the oak brush tunnel on the lower portion of Ridge
Jul 10, 2013 near Steambo…, CO

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May 31, 2021
Alan Cardenas
Oct 22, 2016
Aaron Hardy
Oct 22, 2015
Josh Sims
Oct 17, 2015
Jared Crockett
Awesome ride down the mountain. Just be careful - a couple of the switchbacks were sandy. I stupidly washed out on one of them. Otherwise, loved it
Sep 10, 2015
Josh Sims
Aug 2, 2015
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