This was a great ride in a remote area. The crowds aren't here yet. Another undiscovered ride that should not be overlooked. I have driven right past many times on my way to Steamboat. It doesn't get any better than Arapaho ridge! IMO Blows B.C. away.
From the Hyannis Peak Trailhead follow trail 1135 (Arapaho Ridge Trail).Cross the road and begin the gradual climb up Arapaho Creek to the divide. There are a few stream crossings but the trail is mostly sweet smooth single track. At about four miles the CDT joins trail 1135. The junction is obscure and you will probably ride right past without noticing it The trail climbs more steeply as you near the ridge. On top of the ridge trail 1135/ CDT disappears into the tundra then reappears. Continue climbing up the ridge to the east. There are some great views and a fun ridgeline ride when you crest the next ridge. At seven miles the CDT turns to the south and trail 1135 (Arapaho Ridge Trail) barely visible heads to the north following the Arapaho Ridge. Some gnarly technical singletrack! Ride to the big rock cairn where trail 1135 disappears and drops down to the Grassy Run Trailhead. Return as you came. The CDT to the south warrants some more fun if you have time.
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