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Wild West Ridge

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1.7 Miles 2.7 Kilometers

 

85% 

Runnable

Singletrack

341' 104 m

Ascent

-337' -103 m

Descent

8,039' 2,450 m

High

7,723' 2,354 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Unknown

Update

This popular and convenient trail is satisfying as a workout and has good views to boot!

Megan W

Overview

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.
Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Off-leash

Runner Notes

Packed dirt, not rooty or rocky, no shade.

Description

From the junction with the June Creek Trail climb steadily up winding, gentle switchbacks. Many of the corners are bermed for mountain bikers, but plenty of people run this trail too.

Upon reaching the ridge, enjoy the views of Beaver Creek ski area, the golf courses and valley around Avon. This is dry, scrubby landscape. Plunge off the southern end of the ridge and descend through long switchbacks to reach the intersection with the Avon Singletree Connector ASC. Here the Wild West Ridge Trail ends, but it is easy to continue west on the ASC trail to reach the neighborhoods and form a loop.

Bikes are allowed on the Wild West Ridge Trail, so keep an ear out for them.

Flora & Fauna

Sage, pinyon, cactus, cedar, scrub. Some drought-tolerant wildflowers. Hawks.

Contacts

Land Manager: Town of Avon

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