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Saddle Ridge

Intermediate
 3.6 (24)

A great challenging climb to Wildridge or an easier descent than Lee's Way Down.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Singletrack

8,208' 2,502 m

High

7,411' 2,259 m

Low

797' 243 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Need to Know

This trail is subject to a seasonal closure from 12/15 - 4/15 to protect deer and elk during calving season

Description

This trail is a straightforward climb to Wildridge with views of Beaver Creek and Avon. The climb begins roughly halfway through the Avon Singletree Connector (ASC) at the bottom of a drainage. From here, work your way up the trail as it switchbacks its way up the ridge to reach a junction with PB&J and eventually Lee's Way Down.

While the grades are mostly moderate along this trail, expect to use your granny gears at least a few times!

If you don't think the intermediate/difficult Lee's Way Down is in the cards, this can provide a fun descent as well—just be careful of riders slogging their way up.

Contacts

Shared By:

John McDade with improvements by Sam Chipkin

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 24 votes

#2

in Avon

#6588

Overall
  3.6 from 24 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Avon

#601

in Colorado

#6,588

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Photos

This way for a fun descent
Oct 22, 2015 near Avon, CO
From Lee's looking onto Arrowhead and Beaver Creek.
Oct 28, 2022 near Avon, CO
Looking down the Saddle Ridge switchbacks
Jun 7, 2018 near Avon, CO
Views of Beaver Creek while climbing
Jul 26, 2014 near Edwards, CO
Hand built singletrack climb.
Jul 26, 2014 near Edwards, CO
A look downhill as the trail goes along above the ravine
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO

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Nov 25, 2022
Daniel Veloso
Good climb in altitude!
Jun 25, 2021
Jonathan Bassett
Jun 22, 2021
Joe Mauldin
May 27, 2021
Matt Carrigan
crushed it. with todd. nice climb. — 1h 00m
Jun 5, 2020
Justin Ryder
Apr 28, 2020
Trent R
Aug 8, 2019
Stephen Bales
2mi
May 19, 2019
Jeremiah Sawdon