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Crystal Ridge

 12 votes

2.8 Miles 4.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

272' 83 m

Ascent

-314' -96 m

Descent

7,233' 2,205 m

High

6,989' 2,130 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

All Clear

44 days agoUpdate

Singletrack with excellent views connecting the south end of Crystal Reservoir with Middle Kingdom.

Leslie Kehmeier

Overview

Dogs: Leashed

Description

Similar to Granite Ridge, Crystal Ridge is a great climb and gradual descent with amazing views.

The trail can be ridden as an out and back or combined with other trails to make loops. It's a great warm-up going north from Twin Lakes on the Curt Gowdy State Park - IMBA Epic Ride.

Starting from the north end (at an intersection with Canyons), the route cruises through dry open meadow with easy grades. The trail continues south after crossing the main road and rolls around low hills until descending into an intersection with Twin Lakes.

From here the trail begins to climb and travels through big pines. The surface changes from dirt to granite. Be prepared for a very steep and loose climb when getting up to the ridge. This section will include boxed sections of the trail and are easier to ride down than up.

Once the trail gains the ridge, it contours through pockets of trees, breaking out into the open the further south you go. There is one prominent boulder outcropping that is unique and scenic.

The trail eventually descends to the main road at the far south entrance of Curt Gowdy. From here you can connect to Highline or the end of Canyons.

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Aug 2, 2017
Carl Voss
Nice views. More exposed than the trails on the north side of the park. Good for morning ride when the sun isn't too high.
Jul 3, 2017
Ryan Miller
Apr 2, 2017
Matthew Allshouse
up and down 5.6mi
Jul 22, 2016
Michael Turner
The grade and sun exposure make this more difficult but it is a pretty easy trail.

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AKA Windy Ridge. Mostly very easy over rolling terrain. May 19, 2014

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