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    The Ridge Trail

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    8.4 km
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    276 m
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    The Ridge Trail - also known as Raiders Ridge Trail - is an amazing hiking route in Durango, Colorado that features challenging terrain and scenic views. While out hiking the trail, you will traverse the steep and rugged terrain of Raiders Ridge, while experiencing beautifully scenic views of Durango and the surrounding area. Be sure to bring a GPS or study the trail map at the beginning of the hike, as some of the junctions along this route are poorly marked.

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    Route Description for The Ridge Trail

    If you live in or are visiting the Durango area and are in the mood for a challenging hike with some beautifully scenic views of the surrounding landscape, then the Ridge trail is a great option to get outside for a good workout.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will follow the Talker Trail as it heads to the southwest and begins climbing gradually uphill to meet up with the Powerline Trail. Here, you will continue on to the southwest for a short distance, before following the trail as it bends to the northeast and climbs up Raiders Ridge.

    Taking a path that branches off to the right, you will hike to the northeast along the slope of Raiders Ridge, eventually reaching a highpoint in the northeast corner of the trail that offers beautiful views of the area. Turning back to the southwest, you will traverse the ridgeline and eventually make a descent to meet up with your original trail, following it to the northeast on the return to the trailhead.

    Getting to the The Ridge Trail Trailhead

    The Ridge Trailhead can be found at the small parking lot along County Road 238, just 2.3 km east of the junction with US-550.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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