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Lake Ridge Lakes Trail #2093

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Length

2.8 Miles 4.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

653' 199 m

Ascent

-1,068' -326 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

52%

Max Grade (27°)

9,484' 2,891 m

High

8,456' 2,577 m

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One of many gems in the Thompson Creek area offering tough climbing, alpine lakes, and rippin' DH.

Nick Thompson

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A steep climb through a gorgeous aspen stand deep in the Thompson Divide. You'll have it all to yourself unless you go during hunting season. It's not often you'll find lakes up on a ridge!

While heading south on Thompson Creek Road #306, you'll do a short descent at a switchback. There's a meadow to your left after this descending switchback, take the two track into the meadow (nice campsite).

Now you'll need to find a way across the creek. Typically, it's easiest to either go upstream or downstream. On the other side of the creek is the hidden trailhead. There's a large gate and a forest service trail sign. If you look hard enough, you can see it from the campsite buried in the woods a little to your left.

Now you have a beautiful cruise through the aspens until the steep climbing begins. Put it in low gear and take your time; it's all rideable, just steep.

As you near the top of the ridge, you'll pass a small trail or two splitting off to your right; these go to the lakes. It's only 50 yards or so away. Bring your bike or leave it and walk to the lakes.

There's a final push up to the ridge which is forested so no views. However, you can follow a game trail north along the ridge a couple hundred yards up to a gorgeous vista. Either descend the way you came or continue east down the other side through the scrub oak with great views.

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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#1,177

in Colorado

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