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blueBlack Fort Bottom Ruins Trail

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1.8 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 42' 13 m
Descent: -444' -135 m
High: 4,371' 1,332 m
Low: 3,969' 1,210 m

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Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Gerhard Holtzendorf

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This is a short, yet dramatic trail with amazing views of the Green River.

Gerhard Holtzendorf

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

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From the trailhead, you can see the old Anasazi ruin that is the highlight of this trail. The ruin is in the center of a large bend in the Green River. The canyons surrounding the river create an enormous amphitheater like effect that is absolutely stunning.

The trail itself is fairly straightforward and is level for about a half-mile, though those with a fear of heights may want to skip this one. The middle part of the trail takes you across some narrow paths with a great deal of exposure on either side. You'll pass through some sections that are only a few feet wide with 3-400 foot drops on either side. This exposure plus some scrambling to get to the mesa with the ruin add some difficulty to the journey.

After that, there is a gradual descent. At about 1.5 miles you'll begin a good descent that leads to the cabin along the river. There is also the option to ascend to the platform with the Anasazi Ruin. Getting to the top takes some climbing through rock.

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Aug 9, 2018
Greg Zaleta
Nice run from river up to White Rim Trail. 4mi round trip. Add extra on WR. Great narrow ridge run with some hill grinds. Worth it! 4mi

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