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blue Upper Angora Ridge Trail

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1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 48' 15 m
Descent: -99' -30 m
High: 7,296' 2,224 m
Low: 7,208' 2,197 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Jon Hart

A fun singletrack ridge traverse connecting Middle Angora Ridge Trail/Mule Deer Connector to the Angora Lakes area.

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There is limited and restricted parking along Angora Ridge Road. The road closes around November 1. Parking lot for Angora Lakes is $7 when open (June-September).

Description

Another new trail to the Angora area that was finished in the fall of 2017 by the USFS and TAMBA. This is an excellent singletrack that traverses along the east side of the ridge with compact terra firma and great views throughout. Use this trail to connect a ride from Middle Angora Ridge Trail or Mule Deer Connector to the trail leading to Angora Lakes and the Angora Lakes Resort, which can be picked up on the south end of the parking lot.

In the summer, be sure to take a swim in Angora Lakes or enjoy the famous lemonade and various treats at the Angora Lakes Resort before continuing your ride back and enjoying one of the many possible nearby loops.

Pick up the trail where Mule Deer Connector connects to Angora Ridge Road and traverse along the east side of the ridge before eventually meeting back up with the road. Cross the road and pick up the trail directly across. Immediately, you come to a fork continuing straight uphill or turning left. Turn left at the junction to stay on the trail. You'll traverse at a fairly level grade before dropping down slightly to meet up with the Angora Lakes Resort parking lot.

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That relatively short section of trail that parallels Angora Ridge Road (before descending into Mule Deer Connector) is kind of an overlooked gem. The trail requires constant attention as it rolls along a fairly narrow trail with some rocks and roots and requires intermittent high-intensity bursts. Momentum is key which means planning your line and your gear well ahead of time. And the high-intensity bursts are excellent conditioning. Riding this section four or five times a week will likely improve your conditioning, line selection, and bike handling skills very quickly. Thanks, TAMBA, USFS, TRT volunteers, and others. Much gratitude for everyones' work and for all of the amazing work that's been done in the past 15 to 20 years. Jun 19, 2018

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