2.1 miles
Distance
365 ft
Climb
-611 ft
Descent
00:30:11
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 [+]
    • 40 in E-Biking
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 80 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
    00:30:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:52
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on Dec 29, 2023
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Avg: 4.4 (27 votes)
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      Dakota Ridge Trail Reports

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      Dec 29, 2023 @ 6:44am
      Dec 29, 2023
      Dec 17, 2023 @ 4:29am
      Dec 17, 2023
      Dec 16, 2023 @ 4:01pm
      Dec 16, 2023
      Most of the trail is dry. some wet sections but very small. The expected ice sections in the trees and log stairs but clear/dry most other places....
      Dec 5, 2023 @ 7:29am
      Dec 5, 2023
      Nov 20, 2023 @ 6:13am
      Nov 20, 2023
      super sticky clay, got stuck in both tires and seized up
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 29 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 462 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 4,566 rides
      • Last: Feb 24, 2024

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