“This is a dry, challenging climb to the Wildridge area from the Avon Singletree Connector Trail.
— Megan W
Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers
Trails in the West Avon Preserve are usually closed from November to April for deer/elk winter habitat (signs will be posted). Dogs must either be leashed or under voice control.
Mostly packed dirt. Some bermed sections, some erosion and loose rock.
The Saddle Ridge Trail starts low, near the highway from mid-way along the Avon Singletree Connector ASC Trail. The grade is a consistent pitch, just enough to provide a good workout.
The trail has suffered some significant erosion and initially climbs alongside a jumbled ravine. There are several old, defunct trails in this area, so please observe closures and stay on the main trail.
Soon you leave the canyon and begin a series of long switchbacks up the parched hillside. You would be forgiven for stopping for a breather and to admire the views of Beaver Creek ski area and the town of Avon. The trail eventually intersects with PB&J before ending at a complicated, partially signed junction with the mountain bike descent, Lee's Way Down.
Bikes are allowed on the Saddle Ridge Trail, so keep an ear out for them.
Flora & Fauna
Sage, pinyon, cactus, cedar, scrub. Some drought-tolerant wildflowers. Hawks.