Ridgeline Open Space Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.00 out of 5
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Beginner
12.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,700 ft
6,416
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This trail system is all singletrack. There is nothing technical other than switchbacks, and it has some short but steep climbs. Access it from any trailhead, pick a loop and do several laps.

The climbs are good exercise, the switchbacks keep you on your toes and the view of the front range is amazing.

If you live in the area, this is a great after work ride, or for getting in shape after a long winter.
The official town trail map is here:
http://www.crgov.com/Files/Ridgeline Open Space Map.pdf
added by Corey MaddocksEpic
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: What is the average pace\time of this trail? Coming out for a wedding in June and bringing the fatties with... -salsaverde

A: If you do the full loop, you should be able to complete it in under 1:30. It's a 10 mile loop and a stronger rider can easily average 10mph. There are lots of by-pass connectors that you can use to shorten the ride if needed. You can also lengthen the ride by including Phillip S. Miller park which adds another 6 miles. For some great post ride beers, be sure to check out 105 West Brewing Company http://105westbrewing.com/

Rob Davis 3 answered on April 19, 2018. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: parking hours -Guest

A: Officially, sunrise to sunset, but there is no gate. There are also no lights, so security can be an issue. If you know you'll be out past dark, ride from Bison Park.

Rob Davis 3 answered on February 11, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (40)
 

Granny Gear

June 27, 2019
 
Review: This is a GREAT trail. I am new to mountain biking, so this trail was perfect. I will definitely be back.

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Granny Gear

November 6, 2018
cwirth9 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail right near town.

Similar Trail: Phillip S. Miller Park

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Bunny Hop

November 25, 2017
NomadYETI Bunny Hop  
 
Review: A great trail to ride. Lots of connecting loops and accessible from Phillip Miller Park which has its own trails. Just a few minutes from 105 Brewery.

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Epic


July 5, 2017
 
Review: Advanced beginner trail; easily accessible and every short steep climb is rewarded with flowing downhill sections. Great spot for flatlanders wishing to become acclimated to higher elevations.

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Granny Gear

December 15, 2016
 
Review: This trail is in my backyard (almost). I have easily logged 200 rides here and with respect to the Pros who ride and discount the Douglas County Trail system as beginner or non-technical, I get it but there are some areas that are a quick technical and eroded due to overuse and drainage issues. Many reviews are spot on. Things to be aware of- Many hikers/bikers during peak trail times. When the scrub has the leaves, be cautious at the blind turns, etc. and most importantly, respect the conditions this time of year NOV-MARCH. There are many stretches of the trail that do not get adequate sunlight and are muddy/eroded when 75% of the trail is bone dry. As time has shown, these problem areas take time to smooth out when the longer days return. Best Winter riding is after a snowfall before the melt sets in or early am (damn cold though) to minimize the impact.

Similar Trail: MAC (connector trail now accessed by a Foot bridge.

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Granny Gear

December 15, 2016
 
Review: This trail is in my backyard (almost). I have easily logged 200 rides here and with respect to the Pros who ride and discount the Douglas County Trail system as beginner or non-technical, I get it but there are some areas that are a quick technical and eroded due to overuse and drainage issues. Many reviews are spot on. Things to be aware of- Many hikers/bikers during peak trail times. When the scrub has the leaves, be cautious at the blind turns, etc. and most importantly, respect the conditions this time of year NOV-MARCH. There are many stretches of the trail that do not get adequate sunlight and are muddy/eroded when 75% of the trail is bone dry. As time has shown, these problem areas take time to even out when the longer days return. Best Winter riding is after a snowfall or early am (damn cold though) to minimize the impact.

Similar Trail: MAC (connector trail now accessed by a Foot bridge.

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Granny Gear

August 8, 2016
 
Review: Fun Ride, careful bombing downhill, lots of hikers and runners

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Gramcounter

July 3, 2016
cha-cha Gramcounter  
 
Review: So the rating says beginner but I honestly feel that's a bit if a stretch with the amount of climbing and switchbacks. Perhaps if you stay only on the top but I'd hate to see a newbie biker get out there and get discouraged. Beautiful trails and views and well worth the effort!

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Gramcounter

July 2, 2016
 
Review: Plenty of options to link up differing rides from time to time. Not overly crowded, despite being close to town.

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Bunny Hop

May 2, 2016
 
Review: Smooth and flowing single track. My favorite place to ride in town.

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