ElevationAscent: 453' 138 m
Descent: -541' -165 m
High: 5,327' 1,624 m
Low: 4,832' 1,473 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A ridgeline run with stunning views of the Kokopelli, Colorado River and McGinnis Canyons.”— Nicholas Shannon
Mack Ridge is great in either direction. From the intersection with Lion's Loop and Troy Built, begin climbing through a number of switchbacks, rocky passes, and rugged sections to the rim high above the river valley.
At the T-intersection with the original Mack Ridge trail doubletrack (now Mack Ridge Connector), keep right. To the Left, the Mack Ridge Connector descends to Lion's Loop. Continue east along the ridge on the doubletrack for a 1/4 mile to a short, rugged, singletrack descent.
The singletrack climbs back to and continues for 3/4 mile along the rim, to a particularly breathtaking viewpoint.
After the pass following the view, Mack Ridge is 1 1/4 miles of difficult downhill. Watch for mountain bikers bombing down this section. Mack Ridge ends in a saddle at the western ends of Mary's Loop and Moore Fun.
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Land Manager: BLM Colorado - Grand Junction Field Office