1 miles
Distance
74 ft
Climb
-406 ft
Descent
00:10:35
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Joes Ridge Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Joes Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    18 Road
    Fruita, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #237 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking

Classic 18 road ridge trail. Super fun and flowy trail that has some narrow sections of ridge riding, some blind rollers, moderate technical areas, swoop turns. There are some small jumps, but no mandatory gaps. Watch your speed though, as some of the blind corners can catch you if you come in too hot. Lap this one and you'll find some incredibly fun lines and plenty of flow.
One of the best in the area, use this to continue on to MoJoe across the access road and keep the smiles going.

Access Info

Use the access to Frontside, then veer left up a short step section.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Joes Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -332 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,214 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,558 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,546 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,214 ft
  • Grade
    -4.82%
  • Grade max
    -71.235%
  • Grade min
    134.615%
  • Distance climb
    843 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    423 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:43
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.7 (24 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to joes-ridge-12265 trailhead (39.337560, -108.703310)
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      Joes Ridge Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 12:39pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 10:46am
      Sep 21, 2019
      reporter
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 10:13am
      Sep 14, 2019
      reporter
      May 31, 2019 @ 12:57pm
      May 31, 2019
      May 5, 2019 @ 11:34am
      May 5, 2019
      Steep ridge line drop is a bit wash boardy due to hard braking
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 45 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 541 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,658 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      0 |
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 1:30pm
      2 days
      10 |
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 6:55pm
      Oct 2, 2019
      14 |
      Jun 23, 2019 @ 7:08pm
      Jun 23, 2019
      14 |
      Jun 23, 2019 @ 7:08pm
      Jun 23, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Ultimate Flow at 18 Road featured
      18 miles
      Zippity Do Da with Joes and MJoes
      14 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag wgwestervelt (Apr 14, 2019 at 19:50)
       Loved it. It has a bit of pucker factor on the ridge for a blue but nothing technical.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag rrurban (Jun 23, 2019 at 19:12)
       I'd rate this blue-black due to steepness of several descents.
      [Reply]

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