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Ridgway Area Trails RAT

Ridgeway, Colorado

Ridgway Area Trails RAT

Ridgway Area Trails (RAT) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Ridgway Area Trails, RAT for short, is an ever-expanding and well-thought-out trail system of pristine singletrack that delivers incredible views of the San Juan Range, Cimarron Ridge, and Ridgway State Park and Reservoir. Scoring high marks for its flow factor, RAT invites riders to ride with well-marked trails whose names are derived from puns on the system’s acronym, as well as signage posted throughout the system.

With a personality all its own, the system also directs riders with signs with arrows that read “MOST FUN THIS DIRECTION.” It’s best to arrive at the trailhead early, carpool, or ride from downtown Ridgway, as there are only ten parking spots at the trailhead. Some riders park along CR 10B at the intersection of the Maze, Double-Crosser, and CR 10B."

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Trail Information

Ridgeway
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
17.0
Distance
1,523 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty
Hard-packed singletrack through pinyon-juniper and mixed conifer forests and open meadows.
Terrain
1.5-2.5 hours
Duration
June-Oct
Season
Hiking
Additional Use
Ridgway Area Trails; ridgwaytrails.com Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association (COPMOBA); (970) 244-8877; www.copmoba.org
Local Contacts
USGS Ridgway and Dallas; Trails Illustrated map #141: Telluride, Silverton, Ouray, Lake City and #146: Uncompahgre Plateau South; Ridgway Area Trails (http://ridgway trails.com); regional trail maps available online at www.copmoba.org/trail-map-pdfs; DeLorme: Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 66 B-4, C-4.
Local Maps

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