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Local Club: New Castle Trails - RFMBA
Apr 6, 2017: Please Be Mindful of Muddy Trails & Seasonal Closures
Land Manager: USFS - White River National Forest Office
Apr 19, 2017: Vandals Deface Hanging Lake
Apr 16, 2017: Forest Service Seeks Comments on Chair 11 Replacement at Vail Mountain
Apr 12, 2017: Prescribed burn activities to continue tomorrow south of Silt
I have ridden both these trails the cherry creek trail gets used more and are usally in better condition, Mansfield Ditch trail is less used and not maintained as well, but the scenery is fantastic i higly recomend it!
Nov 10, 2015
Buford Road is a very good warm-up climb, on a smooth road with a gradual grade. An alternate climb is the Cherry Creek singletrack but that is a much harder grunt of a climb. Once on top, you have the option of going right and immediately towards the Mansfield Ditch trail, or you can continue on the Buford Road for ten miles of fast smooth up-and-down until you get to the Clark Ridge trail. Clark Ridge starts out as a road but turns to old ranch road and then singletrack, and totals about ten miles to its interconnection with the Mansfield Ditch trail. This bigger loop is approx. 40 miles, and adds 1,500' of vertical. It is not technical, but you need good fitness and a sense of adventure, as the trail is faint in places and you gotta follow your thrid eye (and your map). My best way to describe the Mansfield Ditch trail is that it is like the Glenwood Springs Scout Trail but on steroids, with an easier finish descent.
Aug 2, 2016
how many trees were still down?
Aug 10, 2016
sorry for thye slow reply Ben. There no trees down that I can remember of, so clean riding.
Aug 14, 2016