While still a prairie ride, this one is consistently entertaining with swooping singletrack across the plains and technical, exposed moves on the cliffs above the Missouri River. By starting at the east trailhead, you get to go uphill and against the wind on the way out and more downhill with the ever present wind at your back on the return. From the Morony trailhead, it's about 3.5 mi to the Ryan trailhead. The trail does continue further west from the western (ryan) trailhead to a great overlook above Ryan Island (about .5 mi) and about another mile beyond that before running into a dirt road. About three miles of dirt road will bring you to the Rainbow dam which may be corssed on certain summer weekends to connect to the Rivers Edge trail for an epic ride. Whichever direction you go, it's generally best to take the forks that go closest to the river as they give the best scenery and the most technical entertainment. Parts of this ride are not very well travelled and seem very remote, so be self sufficient. Beware, there are a couple technical moves that, if you fall the wrong way, will plunge you into the unforgiving river far below with no place to exit among the cliffs. This ride is a great way to get away without driving too far.