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Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 110' 33 m
Descent: -209' -64 m
High: 7,999' 2,438 m
Low: 7,791' 2,375 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Eric Gardey

A short, singletrack trail in the Basalt Mountain area.

Eric Gardey

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Description

The Ditch Trail begins off of Basalt Mt. Road (Forest Route 524) right near the trailhead. In itself, the Ditch Trail is fairly short, but it's a nice addition to some of the longer rides in the area.

The first 0.9 miles follows an old ditch line. It is flat and smooth and a nice ride for beginners. At the 0.9-mile point, you intersect with the Upper Ditch Trail off to your right. The bottom of Upper Ditch Trail actually is the creek bed at this point.

The main Ditch Trail heads to the left down the creek drainage. The trail is more difficult at this point, but still good riding. The singletrack dumps you out on Upper Cattle Creek Rd. (Forest Route 509).

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Sep 5, 2016
Eric Gardey
Nov 3, 2015
Stephanie Striefel
walked up from forest rd to ditch, then back to th 1.3mi

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