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black Raiders Ridge Tech Loop

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Trail

8.9 mile 14.3 kilometer point to point
90% Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,376' 420 m
Descent: -1,360' -415 m
High: 7,879' 2,401 m
Low: 6,592' 2,009 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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A great loop in Durango featuring some of Horse Gulch's finest technical singletrack.

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Overview

This loop is a great way to ride Raiders Ridge without having to do an out and back. The loop takes about two hours and features some great views and technical sections.

Description

There are a few ways to do this loop. Basically, getting on Skyline Trail is the beginning. This trail is a nice climb that takes you up to Raiders Ridge. Follow the techy sandstone singletrack on the Ridge Trail on top of Raiders and look out for fun lines and drops. Eventually you'll see a concrete pad on your left.

Go back 15 feet and turn left on Snake Charmer, then stay on the road until you hit the meadow. Skirt the meadow and and enter the singletrack on your left. It will throw you into town. I usually take the paved bike path up North College to get back to the Skyline Trail, but you can take the Nature Trail up to Squawker. I recommend this trail in the spring and fall because summers are very hot around here.

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  3.9 from 21 votes

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