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Dakota Ridge Trail

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 4.4 (61)

A technical, rocky, fast trail.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.5

KM

Singletrack

6,618' 2,017 m

High

6,155' 1,876 m

Low

271' 82 m

Up

506' 154 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

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Description

No matter how long you've been riding mountain bikes, Dakota Ridge will test the best of your technical skills. Running along the ridge between Red Rocks Amphitheater and Green Mountain, the trail can be ridden in either direction.

The western access point is at Hogback Road and I-70, while eastern access is from Hogback Road. across from the entrance to Red Rocks park.

Climbing steeply from the Hogback Road, this doubletrack turns left and changes to singletrack near the top of the climb.

The singletrack then contours its way up to the ridge with incredible views of the red sandstone formations along the southern Front Range.

Once the trail reaches the ridge it becomes extremely technical. The route is entirely rock, jutting out of the ground at various angles. Often times the surface is covered in a light dusting of sand. Settle in and work your slow speed balance while picking the best line.

As you traverse the ridge south the trail begins to descend. Be prepared for the rocks to change to wooden stepdowns. Stay back on your saddle and enjoy the ride - it's spicy!

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Matt Thoele

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  4.4 from 61 votes

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  4.4 from 61 votes
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#22

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Photos

Smashing rocks on Dakota Ridge with Yeti employee Matt Fisher.
Feb 17, 2017 near Morrison, CO
Ride Dakota Ridge with world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in the background. What a view!
Mar 2, 2017 near Morrison, CO
Just past the Zoro intersection are the stairs. Typically ridden up but are fun to ride down!
Sep 26, 2016 near Morrison, CO
The "Push" drop.
Mar 18, 2016 near Morrison, CO
The original drop on Dakota ridge. Many more have been added with the recent trail expansion
Dec 8, 2017 near Morrison, CO
There are rocks a plenty on the Dakota Ridge trail.
Jul 17, 2017 near Morrison, CO

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Oct 14, 2020
Clare Liu
Jun 15, 2020
Bobby Schoen
Apr 24, 2020
Dan Laz
Mar 6, 2020
Drew Gustus
Feb 2, 2020
Drew Gustus
Jan 19, 2020
Drew Gustus
Dec 7, 2019
Irvin Chavez
Nov 17, 2019
Dante Hunter
Amazing trail!