Joe's Ridge

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3
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Intermediate

Singletrack
6.2
avg mph
162
ridden
32
wishlist
1:00
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
4.65 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Rebus Doubletrack on September 24, 2005
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Smooth and often challenging singletrack that climbs up to the ridge and the skirts along the top of the ridge with some cool views and steep descents. A thrilling ride anytime, but icing on the cake when ridden in conjunction with Prime Cut and/or The Kessel Run.
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Kessel Run
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on Mar 26, 2013
 
Jesse Doll on May 29, 2014
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Review: My favorite of all the trails at 18 road. If you start at the main parking lot then you'll have a 15-20 minute easy climb on the main road. At the trailhead you'll continue to climb a little before you get into the super fun rolling part. After you cross the service road you enter a dirt park with lots of jumps and banked turns. Easy to avoid if you're a beginner. Definitely check this one out!

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AaronT on May 6, 2014
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Review: Probably the most dynamic trail i've ever ridden. Quick lung buster incline gets you to the top of the ridge, then boom, you see it. Rip through the ridgeline and take a 60 ft drop on hardpack. Come out smiling and cross the road to Mo Joe and take a series of berms and jumps back to the TH. Awesome run!

Similar Trail: Zippity Do Dah

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delphinide on April 23, 2014
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Review: Scenic. Flowy. Challening. Fast. A must do at 18 Rd...and in perfect shape this spring season!

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candyrapper on April 21, 2014
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Review: A playful ridge ride that compliments the whole 18 road system. Makes you feel like you rode something more advanced than it is.

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vbeckman74 on May 1, 2013
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Review: This trail is awesome, and very ridable if you're not an expert. It will make you pay attention, however. Great views.

Similar Trail: An easier Zippety Do Dah.

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wrestle203 on August 25, 2012
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Review: go up prime cut to joes for a moderate climb and enjoy the fast downhill to kessel. beware as on last week it had lots of wash board on the ridge sections.

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jfigel76 on October 25, 2011
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Review: This is a great downhill. Not as advanced as Zippedy, but more jumps, faster berms and well maintained. I took Prime Cut up and Joes' ridge down then Kessle Run the rest of the way.

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BUDDAH on March 29, 2011
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Review: looped this trail twice it was so much fun, climbs are short DH is awesome and it gets you pumped for zippety... if you are there I would say ride it...

* Review edited 3/29/2011

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Aussie_Rider on April 19, 2010
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Review: I rode this in conjunction with Prime Cut, Kessel Run, parts of the Edge Loop and Zippety and I have to say this was my favorite part of the whole ride. Challenging and satisfying climb followed by a fast, fun and thrilling downhill. Fairly short but definitely sweet.

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rich67 on May 11, 2009
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Review: Not exactly the wildest ride out here in Fruita, and definitely not one for scenery. I was a bit disappointed, the trails were heavily rutted (May 09) and beat me up. Some of the signs were broken and the trail was difficult to follow at times.

Similar Trail: Kessel Run, Chutes and Ladders

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david_darling on May 7, 2009
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Review: Funfreakintastic! Not a long trail but guaranteed to keep you smilin'. Smooth and fast with great views. Ride it a few times in a row for that rollercoaster ride sensation.

Similar Trail: Zippity-Do-Da

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AK_Dan on October 31, 2008
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Review: Fantastic 'wake you up and get your day started' type of run - short but very sweet.

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Fishpilot on July 2, 2008
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Review: I agree with skibum, Zippety is the most fun you can have with your pants on and the last few miles of Kessell's run are bermed ST to die for. But, Joe's is also a blast and shouldn't be skipped. Just make another loop up prime cut and try this one on for size.

Similar Trail: Prime cut, Joe's to Kessel, back up prime cut and down Zippety!!

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John Fisch on October 7, 2007
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Review: This is a great trail, but it does suffer from geography as it's one of three parallel runs from the top of the book cliffs area. To the west is Zippity Doo Dah, which is twice as steep, twice as long, twice as exposed, and twice the adrenaline rush. To the east is Kessel run, which has the best flowy singletrack on the planet. Joe's may provide comfortable middle ground for some, but I usually prefer to make runs down the other two.* Review edited 10/7/2007

* Review edited 10/9/2012

Similar Trail: Zippity doo dah Kessel run

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Lancefan on December 2, 2006
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Review: The twisting at the begining of the ride was awesome, followed by the etremely fun ridge riding. There are a few few fun rocky sections. The best 3 mile ride I have ever been on.

* Review edited 4/30/2007

Similar Trail: Zippity Do Da

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dauw on October 16, 2006
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Review: This is a sweet but short piece of curvacous singletrack. A must do.

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Rebus on December 20, 2005
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Review: We connected this trail up to Prime Cut by riding up P.C. and then across Joe's and down to the trailhead. What a blast! This is a great trail, with fast descents, quick climbs, some hairy ridge running. There was just enough technical spots to keep you on your toes. The trail was a bit washed out and rutted from some recent storms, but it was still a great ride.

Similar Trail: Anything around Rd 18 in Fruita

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Joe's Ridge MTB Trail 4.65 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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