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Prepare for spectacular views of the fall colors on this Missionary Ridge offshoot.


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Singletrack

9,366' 2,855 m

High

8,616' 2,626 m

Low

53' 16 m

Up

803' 245 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Starting from the Radio Tower #1 or far southern end of Missionary Ridge, head due south on an initially obscure trail through some rocks. The best part of this trail is at the top when it runs along the cliffs, affording amazing fall views of the changing aspens. There are multiple rocky outcrops here for your perfect scenic picnic spot.

Continue downhill through unremarkable a pine forest before coming to another set of cliffs. These are more east-west and afford views south for a great distance. The Missionary Mini trail continues to the west, but you can also bail out onto FS 071 via a short connector called Mini Exit to the east. If continuing on Missionary Mini, the grade gets significantly steeper. Plunge down to a parking area near the end of Baby Bear Road.

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Megan W

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in Durango

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in Durango

#918

in Colorado

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Heading up through the pines on Missionary Mini.
Oct 7, 2023 near Durango, CO
Looking north towards Missionary Ridge.
Oct 7, 2023 near Durango, CO
A scenic spot for lunch!
Oct 7, 2023 near Durango, CO
Nice viewpoint looking south over Durango.
Oct 7, 2023 near Durango, CO

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