Ridgway Area Trails is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ridgway, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 551 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

This is a series of short trails and loops collectively named the Ridgway Area Trails (RAT). The loops consist of both singletrack and dirt road, and there are constantly new trails being added. Riding the whole network is currently about 10 miles and 800 vertical feet. This is a very fun ride. You can either drive to the trailhead which is just about 1/4 mile up the Owl Creek Pass Road, or you can pedal right out of Ridgeway along the river trail. There are many short loops that are fun to explore. There are constantly new trails being added.

hiking
10 months ago

Great for running. Never too steep. Shared path with friendly bikers on way down.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail with gorgeous views of the San Juan Range. Trail is well maintained and easy to follow. We walked to the intersection of the concrete path, had some lunch and headed back. Sign at trailhead said Enchanted Mesa Trail. Lots of fishermen, boaters, and jet skiers. Temps in low 80’s.

mountain biking
Mon Apr 30 2018

Great mountain biking trail system. It can be hiked but is designed for biking so be careful. These were well designed and allow for some great descents. Lots of cactus so be prepared to repair flats.

mountain biking
Fri Nov 17 2017

Great for mountain biking. Can link together several trails for a fun loop

Mon Oct 23 2017

Trails interconnect with one another. Gets kind of confusing but it’s a blast.

hiking
Wed Aug 02 2017

Hiked trail early morning, good hike, overview of lake, wildlife along trail, rather easy hike.

hiking
Sun Jul 09 2017

Nice trail, we hiked but there are lots of bikers and would be very fun bike trail. Easy hike, good views. Great day!

mountain biking
Mon May 06 2013

This is a very fun ride. You can either drive to the trailhead which is just about 1/4 mile up the Owl Creek Pass Road, or you can pedal right out of Ridgway along the river trail. There are many short loops that are fun to explore. There are constantly new trails being added. There are also a few illegal trails that can be fun, but they are occasionally being discovered and closed.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
6 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

recorded Ridgway Area Trails

mountain biking
9 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sun Apr 07 2019

recorded Ridgway Area Trails

snowshoeing
Sun Nov 04 2018

Sun Sep 10 2017

mountain biking
Sun Sep 04 2016

mountain biking
Mon Aug 29 2016

hiking
Sat May 28 2016

recorded RAT

Sat May 18 2013