Saddle Ridge

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2.0 Miles 3.2 Kilometers


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804' 245 m

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Descent

8,220' 2,505 m

High

7,416' 2,260 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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This is a dry, challenging climb to the Wildridge area from the Avon Singletree Connector Trail.

Megan W.

Overview

Trails in the West Avon Preserve are usually closed from November to April for deer/elk winter habitat (signs will be posted). Dogs must either be leashed or under voice control.
Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers
Dogs: Offleash

Description

The Saddle Ridge Trail starts low, near the highway from mid-way along the Avon Singletree Connector ASC Trail. The grade is a consistent pitch, just enough to provide a good workout.

The trail has suffered some significant erosion and initially climbs alongside a jumbled ravine. There are several old, defunct trails in this area, so please observe closures and stay on the main trail.

Soon you leave the canyon and begin a series of long switchbacks up the parched hillside. You would be forgiven for stopping for a breather and to admire the views of Beaver Creek ski area and the town of Avon. The trail eventually intersects with PB&J before ending at a complicated, partially signed junction with the mountain bike descent, Lee's Way Down.

Bikes are allowed on the Saddle Ridge Trail, so keep an ear out for them.

Flora & Fauna

Sage, pinyon, cactus, cedar, scrub. Some drought-tolerant wildflowers. Hawks.

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