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Blue Ribbon

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 4.4 (22)

A very technical descent that could put a smile on your face! The top half was re-routed in 2017 to be more rideable


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Singletrack

7,008' 2,136 m

High

6,287' 1,916 m

Low

752' 229 m

Up

30' 9 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Need to Know

The lower section is fairly tough to climb or descend

Description

This would be a VERY difficult climb.

Some riders will agree that Blue Ribbon is a very fun way to end a ride on this trail system.

It's rideable by most intermediate/advanced riders except for a few walkable sections. For more advanced riders, there are tons of small drops, rock launch ramps, and technical moves to make this a highlight of your entire ride here.

The upper half of the trail where it intersects with Skeeter's Ridge Trail and Roller Coaster was re-routed in 2017 and is now an easy climb to access Mushroom Rock and the top of Red Hill.

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt L with improvements by Kristen Arendt

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 22 votes

#1

in Red Hill

#596

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  4.4 from 22 votes
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#1

in Red Hill

#169

in Colorado

#596

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Blue Ribbon has a lot of drops, but is surprisingly rideable, at least downhill!
Sep 15, 2013 near Carbondale, CO
More fun on Blue Ribbon Trail
Sep 15, 2013 near Carbondale, CO

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Jun 13, 2021
Steven Mattics
This is a very difficult trail with very few sections where you can get into any sort of rhythm.
Jun 16, 2019
Bartley Malicoat
Nov 6, 2018
Joshua Seymour
Snow at the upper sections, and pretty slick on the lower aspects. Hiked today
Nov 9, 2017
Mike McEwan
Sep 8, 2017
Nathan Baier
Jun 8, 2017
Nathan Baier
May 24, 2017
Raúl Gross
Jun 20, 2015
Vincent Edwards
a thrilling downhill with lots of rock features and some tight switchbacks 1.3mi