2.1 miles
Distance
365 ft
Climb
-611 ft
Descent
00:31:35
Avg time

Dakota Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Matthews Winters Park
    Morrison, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #2408 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #14795 in E-Biking
    • #6379 in Trail Running
    • #1996 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

One of the most technical trails in Jefferson County and in the Front Range in general. Expect large, angular, slabby rock that is poised to grab your front wheel and launch you off your bike. If starting this trail from the north and heading south be ready for a lung buster climb that is capped off with a long set of wooden stairs. Legends and demigods can clean these stairs but mere mortals will be hiking for a short bit. Strap on your technical skills and get ready for a rowdy descent.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Dakota Ridge multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -245 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,139 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,634 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,384 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,139 ft
  • Grade
    -2.265%
  • Grade max
    -23.338%
  • Grade min
    30.434%
  • Distance climb
    3,312 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    628 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:50
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Status:
on Oct 5, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.55 (24 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Dakota Ridge Trail Reports

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      Oct 5, 2022 @ 3:23am
      3 days
      May 31, 2022 @ 9:31am
      May 31, 2022
      Started raining just as I finished so who knows tomorrow.
      Mar 2, 2022 @ 3:04pm
      Mar 2, 2022
      One slushy spot and some minor ice, overall gtg
      Feb 10, 2022 @ 5:35pm
      Feb 10, 2022
      Few shallow mud spots… some snow to hike through
      Dec 18, 2021 @ 7:46pm
      Dec 18, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 274 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,479 rides
      • Last: Oct 7, 2022

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      Nov 28, 2020 @ 10:15am
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      May 24, 2020 @ 9:47am
      May 24, 2020
      211 |
      Feb 3, 2020 @ 10:56am
      Feb 3, 2020
      271 |
      Jan 23, 2020 @ 7:02pm
      Jan 23, 2020

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      FranklinMolina (Dec 19, 2019 at 10:08)
      Can anybody update the conditions?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      NorCalNomad (Sep 16, 2019 at 13:50)
      So technical it almost lacks flow. But one of the best trails to really hone super technical riding skills. I don't agree with Traqs on the best rides on the front range since it does lack flow + the stairs in the middle suck the fun out of it.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      jamesashton (May 1, 2018 at 8:59)
      Super fun and mega techy definitely one of the best rides on the front range
      [Reply]





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      youtuber First Ride, Mountain Biking Dakota Ridge,...
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      1:03 | 121 | Nov 3, 2021 , Morrison
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