• Juniper Ridge #261 (Dark Divide)
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Snow Packed - snow biking, packed or hardened snow
  • Mountain Bike Reporter Primary Activity
Rode on 6/19/20. We started hitting snow at 4,600. Everything on the ridge was good. Some small patches of snow, but nothing horrible. The main snow was on the switchback “staircase” section north of Sunrise Peak that drops down to the meadow. We hit steep, off-camber 5-10’ drifts between 4,700-5,200 on that northern aspect. I would wait a couple more weeks. Also...we came up from Dark Meadow Trail and it was covered in tree blow-down. We pushed through, but don’t suggest trying until you have a confirmation that the trail has been cleared.

Previous Reports

Nov 1, 2020 @ 8:05pm
Nov 1, 2020
Lots of freeze thaw along the ridge but riding great. Still snow free. view
Aug 16, 2020 @ 12:35pm
Aug 16, 2020
Descent from sunrise peak heading South is a totally blownout white knuckle ride from hell. Otherwise the trail is riding great and clear on... view
Aug 2, 2020 @ 9:15pm
Aug 2, 2020
Running perfect. Heads up, for some reason hikers have descended on Juniper DH. Went by several groups, maybe 20 people total? Between the start... view


  • + 1
 Trail was running good today - a bit slippery on the initial climb but excellent after the first 2 miles. Free of snow and tons of fun but the ruts feel deeper this year. I'm probably just getting old.

Should be a good (hard) climb after a few more dry days.
  • + 1
 thanks for the info!

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