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Ribbon Trail

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 4.3 (75)

Unique slab rock riding. Fast as your bike will take you.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

Singletrack

6,642' 2,025 m

High

5,233' 1,595 m

Low

18' 6 m

Up

1,414' 431 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Description

A 1500 ft descent down sandy washes and long sections of flat slabs of rock. Make sure your brakes are in good working order before you ride this trail. Follow the trail signs carefully, don't wander off, or you could cliff out over 10-30ft drops.

Right from the top you'll descend a long, enormous slab or rock. From there, you make a series of short, tricky connections to the next slab of rock. These transitions can be difficult and dangerous, but they're short and can be walked.

This is one of the most unique slickrock trails east of Moab.

This is best done as a descent. Park at any of the lower parking spots and take Little Park road around and up to the top. The road goes by pretty fast.

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Shared By:

Matt Thoele

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  4.3 from 75 votes

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If you keep right on the ribbon you'll see this drop located on a side trail in the trees
Apr 2, 2018 near Redlands, CO
Riding through the technical section on The Ribbon. This is more difficult than the horsethief bench drop in. However, totally walkable.
Dec 29, 2014 near Orchard…, CO
The upper section of the Ribbon overlooking the Grand Valley
Apr 2, 2018 near Redlands, CO
That's one big rock!
Jan 16, 2020 near Redlands, CO
Slickrock ledge drop
Apr 8, 2014 near Redlands, CO
It's a YouTuber trail party on another planet. We call out Jeff Lenoski and go nearly 50mph down the Wineglass.
Oct 11, 2019 near Redlands, CO

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Jul 11, 2021
mikescarpulla
With Patrick
May 22, 2021
Martijn Peppelman
8.8mi
May 1, 2021
MountainSean Foege
Mar 7, 2021
Matt Castelli
Soooo rad. Shuttle. Sent the first half of obstacle one. Could go for second half eventually. Harrrdd right for second half.
Nov 28, 2020
D R
Oct 12, 2020
Laraine Martin
Oct 2, 2020
Jason Fraze
Jun 20, 2020
Robert Buswold