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Ridge Trail #157

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Trail

16.0 mile 25.7 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 4,739' 1,444 m
Descent: -2,567' -783 m
High: 10,406' 3,172 m
Low: 7,842' 2,390 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 66% (34°)

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The "backbone" of the American Fork Canyon trail system.

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This trail is 16 miles long and is also known as the "backbone" of the American Fork Canyon trail system. It connects several loop routes along the northern portion of the district. North of Mill Canyon, the trail becomes more difficult, with steeper grades and more exposed sections of trail. Enjoy amazing views along the entire trail. Users can take this trail as far as the Alta/Brighton area.

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Apr 24, 2018
Rae Cramer
Sep 4, 2017
Tomsen Reed
Part of my run from Brighton to Midway, stayed on the Ridge Trail for about 6 miles, it was an incredible trail once you get onto the actual ridge 6mi — 1h 00m

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#375

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Sunrise from Catherine Pass.
Oct 15, 2015 near Alta, UT
Sunset Peak from Ridge Trail.
Oct 10, 2019 near Brighton, UT
Looking south
Aug 17, 2017 near Alpine, UT
A butterfly searches for nectar in the alpine.
Aug 17, 2017 near Alta, UT
The verdant Big Flat area stands in the foreground looking east toward Midway.
Apr 9, 2017 near Alta, UT

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