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Wild West Ridge

Intermediate
 4.0 (15)

While the views are great from this trail, you won't have time to enjoy them since you'll be having so much fun!


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Singletrack

8,015' 2,443 m

High

7,718' 2,352 m

Low

291' 89 m

Up

297' 90 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Closed Dec 15 - Apr 15

Description

Riding from north to south (as mapped), Wild West Ridge serves up a great switchbacking climb before rolling over the ridge to surf down a stellar set of switchbacks and S-turns.

From June Creek, take a right off the gravel trail to dive down and back up a drainage to reach the trailhead sign and the true beginning of the trail. Go ahead and get into your climbing gears here, as the trail will continue to climb for roughly a mile before you're offered a respite and downhill. Don't worry though—as mapped, this trail provides climbing grades that are far more manageable than travelling south-to-north.

Continuing from the sign, the trail navigates loose football-sized rocks at first, but only through the first switchback. After this, expect a buff tread and gentle switchbacks as you spin your way to the top.

After cresting the hill, drop your seat, open up your suspension, and get ready for a mile of sweet, sweet descending. From the get-go, enjoy a steep straightaway atop the ridge before settling into a set of bermed, tight switchbacks.

Once the switchbacks have ceased, get ready to quite literally ride the nose of the ridgeline, swooping back and forth over the crest like you'd see in a freeride film. Enjoy this dusty bliss as long as it lasts, as eventually the trail falls to one side of the ridge, and gently flows down to the junction with the Avon Singletree Connector (ASC).

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Hunter R

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 15 votes

#4

in Avon

#5958

Overall
  4.0 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#4

in Avon

#524

in Colorado

#5,958

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3,045 Since Sep 16, 2017
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Photos

One of the numerous initial switchbacks on the Wild West Ridge Trail
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO
The climb up is touch, but the views are good
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO

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May 13, 2020
Connor Dixon
Nov 3, 2017
David Bibiloni
Jun 6, 2017
Kelli Ludwig
3.4mi
May 31, 2017
Reed Harrington
Apr 26, 2017
Raúl Gross
Apr 21, 2016
Jason Stewart
Great new ride... I rode off June Creek Trail from West to East. Had a few good climbs but well worth the views of Beaver Creek and Edwards. 1.7mi
Mar 13, 2016
Matthew Ison
Jun 13, 2015
Jake Si