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Upper Ditch Trail

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 3.5 (4)

A singletrack connecting Basalt Mt. Road (Forest Route 524) with the main Ditch Trail.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Singletrack

8,386' 2,556 m

High

8,013' 2,442 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

373' 114 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

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Description

This short trail connects Basalt Mt. Road (Forest Route 524) to the main Ditch Trail.

It begins 1.7 miles up Basalt Mt. Road (Forest Route 524) from the trailhead. A signed doubletrack goes off to the left. After about 25 yards of doubletrack riding, a faint (but signed) singletrack heads straight ahead. The first 0.25 miles is nice riding, if a bit overgrown.

At that point, the trail steepens as it heads down the hillside. After 0.2 miles of steep descending the side of the ridge, you hit the final 0.15 miles in the creek bottom. The final 25 yards or so are actually in the creek bed. The trail ends at an intersection with the main Ditch Trail.

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Shared By:

Eric Gardey

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 4 votes

#15518

Overall
  3.5 from 4 votes
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#1,407

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#15,518

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May 30, 2020
Eric Harrill
plan b'd to this route as Mill Creek was inaccessible because road closed. 0.6mi
Oct 30, 2016
Stephanie Striefel
should have more than 2 stars; is short, but the sidehill parts are techy and fun 0.6mi