Bone Yard and Red Neck Ridge Loop

MODERATE 5 reviews

Bone Yard and Red Neck Ridge Loop is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eagle, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and mountain biking and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,043 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

mountain biking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

This is a great intermediate ride. It begins at the base of the trail head in the Eagle Bluffs. There is a brief climb on the fire road, stay straight through the gate when the road makes a hard right and this will put you onto Bone Yard.   The climb up Bone Yard which is just over 2 miles consists or rolling switch backs with a few technical spots where you have to accurately power through rock gardens to avoid being dismounted. Take Red Neck Ridge down for a mixture of areas that allow for high speed, tight turns, low hanging branches, rock gardens, root bumps and steep downhills. 

1 month ago

It’s a very enjoyable hike providing panoramic views in certain places. Not too rocky and the insect factor has been negligible on the two I’ve done so far. Classic high desert flora with a few short inclines to get the blood pumping. Stay alert for riders in both directions.

hiking
3 months ago

Redneck Ridge was awesome and not so busy, my few minutes on Boneyard we’re full of moving over for bikers.
I went straight up to the right of Boneyard at the bottom, met up with the road for a bit and then hopped onto the inner trail to the top. Took same trail down and stayed left at “detour” onto ridge. Only 2 runners and 2 bikers passed me on the way down, nice and quiet.

Would love to come back and bike the ridge!!

No watering points so not really a great dog hike.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was really nice! Definitely seems more suited to mountain bikers so if that's your activity of choice, this is a great place to do so! I hiked it and Boneyard has a nice gradual incline with lots of switchbacks. You get some nice views to the east and south/SE but a lot is in the little forest. The parking lot at the bottom is pretty small (maybe 7 cars) and no facilities. I also caught a glimpse of a sign that mentioned something about maybe no parking on street but didn't see exactly what it said. A great little afternoon outing though!

4 months ago