Black Ridge Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Black Ridge Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fruita, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

10.7 miles
1354 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running



no dogs

30 days ago

Have hiked parts of this trail coming off the Nature Trailhead across from Visitor's Center and then from the CCC trail. Saw one other person on the two days we were on the trail. Great views, nice rolling terrain. A terrific constitutional on a beautiful day.

1 month ago

very pretty trail and quiet. We saw few hikers. It was a very calm and clear, we were able to se Utah. We started at the Visitor Center and exited at the CCC Trail branch. We hiked the road back, we got to see the entire canyon but would choose that option next time. definitely recommend sunglasses and a hat!

3 months ago

This is a fairly easy trail as it has no significant climbs or descents. It’s a nice roller with some minor ups and downs. On a clear day you can see Utah. We usually hike it one way rather than doing it out and back, ending at the Visitors Center. But doing this requires two vehicles parking one at each end.

6 months ago

Quiet and peaceful hike. We had the trail to ourselves. Beautiful scenery and only a couple steep parts of the trail that were easily managed. We finished right at sunset which was beautiful.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Long trail, up over the top with some very nice panoramic views. Didn't see another soul on the whole hike but did see lots of evidence of horses using the trail. Fairly easy hiking at that altitude (below 7,000 feet) if you're acclimated to higher. All in all, a nice hike if you're in the park and want to get out for a long stroll.

11 months ago

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Saturday, January 09, 2016