“Another great Rick's Basin singletrack option for extending your run.”
— Paul Stahlschmidt
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Quakie Ridge is one of the longer Rick's Basin trails, and also one of the more strenuous. It climbs to over 8,000 ft. along a ridge that forms the north side of Rick's Basin, before dropping back down to end near the starting elevation. The grades are mostly sustained and manageable, though a pair of short and steep climbs provide plenty of punch if you want to get your heartrate up.
It doesn't matter which way you take this route, it's a joy in either direction.