Mack Ridge, Mack, CO

Now that it’s starting to warm up, I headed back out to Fruita to take advantage of the sun.  One of my favorites is Mack Ridge.  You can ride the trail as part of a loop, or as an out-and-back.  I combined it with a fun new trail called Hawkeye which I’ll save for another post.

Mack Ridge start
Mack Ridge start

The ride starts with a long climb that isn’t too difficult, although you’ll pass through some gnarly rock fields that will probably have you off the bike.  There’s also one hike-a-bike technical section that is a bit of a challenge to get through.

Once you get to the top, you can take in stunning views of the Colorado River down below.

stunning views of the Colorado on Mack Ridge
stunning views of the Colorado on Mack Ridge

Then the fun begins as you ride the ridge along the river with some exposure. Once I moved away from the edge I turned around to descend, and bomb down through the rock fields back to the start.

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