1.8 miles
Distance
43 ft
Climb
-979 ft
Descent
00:19:40
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Bear Tree Ridge (BTR) Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Buffalo Pass
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #67767 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #63866 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager

A downhill trail that's a solid black rating - it has plenty of drops, rock gardens, jumps, and other technical features. I would only recommend riding this with a hardtail if your bike handling skills are excellent, or it has 3 inch tires. Attempting to ride up this trail is not recommended - it will be primarily hike a bike for large portions, even for the strongest and most skilled riders.

Originally an unauthorized trail created by equestrians and later enhanced by mountain bikers, this trail was brought into the system in 2017 after modifications that minimized resource damage.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Bear Tree Ridge (BTR) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -935 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,258 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,214 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,210 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,275 ft
  • Grade
    -9.984%
  • Grade max
    -42.337%
  • Grade min
    9.707%
  • Distance climb
    1,197 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    525 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:40
  • Avg reverse time
    01:05:39
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.45 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Bear Tree Ridge... Trail Reports

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      Sep 23, 2020 @ 7:45am
      Sep 23, 2020
      Jun 30, 2020 @ 11:14am
      Jun 30, 2020
      Going up your just taking your bike for a walk.
      Aug 10, 2019 @ 6:28pm
      Aug 10, 2019
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 11:53am
      Jul 18, 2019
      Sep 16, 2018 @ 6:37am
      Sep 16, 2018
      I thought this would be an easy spin back up to the top after riding down Grouse, being labeled as a blue, but it's pretty much hike-a-bike on the...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 73 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 249 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 23, 2018 @ 3:29pm
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      Feb 23, 2018 @ 6:08am
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      Routes with this trail

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      REVOLUTION ENDURO / STEAMBOAT DAY 2 / AUGUST 9TH, 2020 race
      19 miles
      TC buff 7/17 9 and 10 race
      2 miles
      TC buff 7/17 11 and 12 race
      3 miles
      TC Buff 7/17 11 and 12 race
      4 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      DougandMak (Jul 17, 2018 at 20:38)
       A downhill trail that's very hard for the "blue" difficulty given, it has plenty of drops, rock gardens, jumps, and other technical features. I would only recommend riding this with a hardtail if your bike handling skills are excellent, or it has 3 inch tires.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      stab0905 (Jul 15, 2019 at 7:15)
       Second the above comment. Do not take this trail for an "easy" blue. Novice riders won't appreciate it. Definitely a fun trail if you have the skills but I'd personalty rate it as a black just to drive beginners away.
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      • - 1
      kyleblase (Jun 27, 2020 at 17:20)
       Most people will find this trail really unpleasant. Don’t ride this trail unless you like really slow, bumpy riding. Probably harder than a blue, but really it just rides poorly.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      mtbingpctpc (Jul 2, 2021 at 23:13)
       Rocky tech trail. Hard to find flow. Some drops and rollers right into tight corners, odd build. Likely just my lack of skills.
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      • + 0
      hi-dr-nick Reporter (Jul 13, 2021 at 14:24)
       Three fast sections and three or so slow going rocky sections, I actually found even the slow sections to be fun as none of the rocks are that big so being fun to practice balance.
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      • + 0
      WilsonmBt (Jul 21, 2021 at 9:50)
       Definitely not a blue, however it is a great tech trail to work on your skills. Grouse is probably a better trail, however I would recommend clearing everything on this trail first.
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