June 4, 2011
A long subtle climb up Prime Cut leads to a series of ladders and chutes. Many of these ladders are intimidating and difficult. Dig deep, feel the burn and be sure to keep weight on that back tire. Although the steep ascents make you think "What the heck am I thinking" (especially on a Saturday morning if you were out the night before) I encourage you to stick with it, for what goes up, must come down... And the descent makes it all worth it.
This is a quick ride that I would recommend to anyone visiting the Grand Valley area. If you aren't feeling the steep hills you will see as you approach Chute and Ladders, cut over to Joe's Ridge to the west, that trail also provides an interesting view and ride along the Bookcliffs.
Zippety Doo Dah or Tabeguache Trail