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blueBlack Horse Springs Out-and-Back

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5.8 mile 9.4 kilometer out and back
100% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,141' 348 m
Descent: -1,142' -348 m
High: 5,821' 1,774 m
Low: 5,089' 1,551 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)

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Trail shared by Norm Young

A beautiful ride out to Horse Springs along a west-facing ridge top.

Norm Young

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Overview

Fairly steep in sections, this ride transitions up the Sturgis Fork #903 trail to a relatively level section of the Boundary Trail #1207 for lots of old growth interspersed with meadow views to the west terminating at Horse Springs.

Need to Know

Bring a folding saw to eliminate handle bar snagging brush. We are "they" when it comes to trail maintenance.

Description

This ride starts from the TH on the Sturgis Fork #903 trail until it meets the Boundary Trail #1207. Turn left and ride out towards Horse Springs.

The Boundary Trail #1207 is pretty mellow ridge top riding, with a few short, steep sections (that could absolutely be improved with a bit of redesign to eliminate erosion and make the trail friendlier). Bring a folding saw, and if you see problems, fix them as we are "they" when it comes to trail maintenance here.

There is a nice transition to dry meadow at first, before sections of old growth as the trail drops slightly off the ridge top and onto the west-facing side for some nice meadow views. The wildflowers at Horse Springs are dope!

The Boundary Trail #1207 can be ridden further past toward the boundary with Red Buttes Wildnerss, but I think Horse Springs is a good turn around for a short ride. If you go further, be prepared to put in some work on the trail!

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