1 miles
Distance
74 ft
Climb
-406 ft
Descent
00:10:45
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Joes Ridge Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Joes Ridge Details

  • 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
    00:10:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:43
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Status:
on Mar 22, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.75 (17 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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  • 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 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Joes Ridge Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 22, 2019 @ 8:31am
      2 days
      Rain yesterday and today, slimy
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 5:03pm
      Mar 17, 2019
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 11:13pm
      Dec 11, 2018
      Upper flow section has isolated frozen mud, subject to freeze and thaw. The first hill climb has some snow and frozen mud on the north aspect. The...
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 4:37pm
      Sep 6, 2018
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 3:50pm
      Sep 6, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 159 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,658 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 28, 2018 @ 8:36am
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      Joes Ridge, Fruita
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      Apr 17, 2018 @ 8:12pm
      Apr 17, 2018
      Joes Ridge, Fruita
      263 |
      Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:03am
      Apr 24, 2016
      Joes Ridge, Fruita

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