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The Ribbon

 43 votes

Length

3.0 Miles 4.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

18' 6 m

Ascent

-1,414' -431 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

6,642' 2,025 m

High

5,233' 1,595 m

Low

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

Matt Thoele

Overview

Dogs: Off-leash

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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Apr 10, 2018
Eric McCue
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Oct 22, 2017
Paul Billings
Oct 22, 2017
Justin VanAlstyne
Oct 13, 2017
Jason Lampenrider
Sep 24, 2017
Trevor Blume
Jul 31, 2017
Jonathan Frandsen
Jun 21, 2017
jason sinclair
May 26, 2017
Michael Sommerlad

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  4.2 from 43 votes

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#18

in Colorado

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I heard about this from my 18 road campground neighbor then yesterday I read about this on Bicycling's 10 best Colorado rides. May 4, 2017
Ben Carelock
Cortez, CO
Ben Carelock   Cortez, CO
Blue if you walk the hard parts. Probably a black if you ride everything. Absolutely a must-do. Aug 30, 2017
Casey Vavrina
Fort Collins, CO
Casey Vavrina   Fort Collins, CO
Fun, but not awesome. Definitely need to ride it another time now that I know where to go/what to do. First ride involved a lot of trail finding and uncertainty, plus I was alone w/ no one in sight and didn't want to commit to the last technical sections. Next ride might be more fun. Jan 3, 2018

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