1.3 miles
Distance
29 ft
Climb
-354 ft
Descent
00:10:56
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Joes Ridge Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
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Joes Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    18 Road
    Fruita, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #322 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Joes Ridge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -325 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,225 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,551 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,550 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,226 ft
  • Grade
    -4.7%
  • Grade max
    -26.1%
  • Grade min
    10.5%
  • Distance climb
    525 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    285 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:45
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Status:
on Nov 4, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.6 (39 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Joes Ridge Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 587 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,064 rides
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      Oct 20, 2021 @ 8:01am
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      May 12, 2021 @ 7:50pm
      May 12, 2021
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      May 29, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      May 29, 2020
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      Jun 6, 2019 @ 4:39pm
      Jun 6, 2019

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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.
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      • + 0
      rrurban (Jun 23, 2019 at 19:12)
       I'd rate this blue-black due to steepness of several descents.
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      • + 0
      dlcook (Nov 6, 2019 at 16:44)
       The trail has a fair amount of washboard in the steeper sections which makes them a bit sketchy, but otherwise the trail is a hoot!
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