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Ridge

Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

An exciting trail on the backside of Emerald Mountain.


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4.6

Miles

7.5

KM

91%

Runnable

8,198' 2,499 m

High

6,849' 2,088 m

Low

31' 9 m

Up

1,379' 420 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Ridge runs from the top of Emerald Mountain down to Cow Creek. The trail is best used as a descent.

At the top intersection with Beall, Ridge drops initially after one quick climb and then a sweeping right hand turn through a high meadow. From here to the bottom, Ridge descends steadily along a fence line, crossing an old doubletrack several times.

The trail travels through tight vegetation, mostly oak brush. Be advised, some of the bends in the trail are blind so keep an eye out for other trail users.

Every once in awhile the canopy breaks and you'll be treated to amazing views of the surrounding Western Slope landscape.

Towards the bottom of the route, Ridge intersects Rotary twice. Stay left to continue to the trail's terminus at Cow Creek.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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