9 miles
791 ft
-855 ft
Avg time
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Blue Ridge Details

  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
    #33558 in Mountain Biking

Blue Ridge offers a challenge somewhere between Panorama and Timber Mesa on the technicality scale. Much of the trail has planted rocks that will keep you on your toes. Blue Ridge is often used as part of a connection with Ice Cave and Osprey for longer rides.

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More Stats for Blue Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -64 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,823 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,520 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,120 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,057 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,511 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Nov 6, 2017
Avg: 3.4 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to blue-ridge trailhead (34.140434, -109.898406)
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Blue Ridge Trail Reports

Nov 6, 2017 @ 9:12am
Nov 6, 2017
Aug 5, 2017 @ 11:38am
Aug 5, 2017
Section of trail from low point to Sky Hi Rd trail head is muddy and not fun to ride right now.
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Jul 20, 2018 @ 12:43pm
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Blue Ridge, My City
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Blue Ridge, My City
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Jul 20, 2018 @ 12:42pm
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Jul 20, 2018 @ 12:42pm
Jul 20, 2018
Blue Ridge, My City

4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag BMBURCHAM (May 16, 2017 at 12:46)
 Super fun trail. It's XC bike friendly. I rode on my cannondale black inc hard tail just fine but if you want to be more comfortable, I would recommend a full suspension. It's a pretty chuncky trail but not too technical in my opinion. There are some challenging sections but you can roll over everything no problem. You just need some skill. Lots of loose rocks. Some good short punchy climbs. Not too much climbing but not too flat, either. I would say this is more of an intermediate trail. I am in between beginner and intermediate level. Only had to hike and bike a couple times because my skill level just wasn't there. But I cleaned most of everything. I'm a female and have only been riding for 2 years. Would ride the trail again. I would definitely avoid this trail when raining. It hailed on us one day and we had to cut it short because our tires were just caked in sticky mud and pine needles. It gets dangerous riding on the rocks with slick tires like that.
I would run tubeless tires with a thicker sidewall. I recommend 2.25. I was riding shwalbe snakeskins: Knobby Nick 2.25 in the front and Racing Ralph 2.1 in the back and I wish I had the 2.25 in the back but I was using a spare wheel and didn't feel like changing the tire.
My usual set up is Knobby Nick/Rocket Ron in the front depending on the terrain, and always Racing Ralph in the back. I always run snakeskins and 2.25 tires for that extra grip. Hope this helps y'all out.
  • + 0
flag Jetpilott (Jul 14, 2017 at 14:41)
 If you want a bumpy rocky technical trail with no flow this is your trail. Wasn't much fun as far as riding and being able to look around. Constantly having to watch the trail for rocks etc. Horses have chopped up a good section of this trail. I have ridden a lot of trails and this isn't one I would recommend.
  • + 0
flag Stewartsmith (Sep 1, 2017 at 14:26)
  • + 1
flag Calendarmon (Jul 5, 2018 at 11:29)
 Do this trail Counter Clockwise. The climb was quite a workout, but it was well worth it. The downhill switchback section was very fun. You have to work around the volcanic rock on the downhill, but I got decent speed. The second half of the trail is a mixture of single and double track. Nothing too exciting about the second half, but it was a nice trail. This trail isn't a flow trail, but still can be fast. If you ever get tired, there are multiple service roads that connect to that central forest road. which will take you back to the trailhead.

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Blue Ridge Trail- Arizona Mountain Bike Trail
141 | Nov 15, 2017 , My City

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