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Grouse 1021.1

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Grouse Ridge is an expert level descent trail that finishes on the Ditch Trail.


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3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

Singletrack

9,949' 3,032 m

High

8,325' 2,538 m

Low

15' 4 m

Up

1,636' 499 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Typically snow-bound till mid-June.

Description

Grouse Ridge is an expert level downhill trail from near the summit of Buffalo pass to the Ditch Trail. It has many exposed cliff edge lines, drops, rock features, and difficult technical sections. Grouse Ridge got new life as a social trail that adapted as part of the ongoing trail expansions in the area. It was funded with 2A tax funds generated by hotel room taxes in Steamboat Springs.

The lower half of the trail is generally less technical and exposed than the upper part. It joins up with what will eventually be the lowest portion of the Soda Mountain Trail (targeted to open in 2018). The lower part can be also be accessed from the Grouse Connector off of FS Road 60.2A.

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Patrick West

Trail Ratings

  4.9 from 29 votes

#2

in Buffalo Pass

#278

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  4.9 from 29 votes
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#2

in Buffalo Pass

#98

in Colorado

#278

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Expect this down 90% of Grouse Ridge!!! - And you'll beg for more when its over :)
Sep 4, 2018 near Steambo…, CO
Rock upon rock at these heights
Jan 17, 2017 near Steambo…, CO
Grouse Ridge creatively weaves its self through what seems to be unridable terrain
Sep 4, 2018 near Steambo…, CO
Plenty of steeps on Grouse Ridge
Sep 4, 2018 near Steambo…, CO
Long travel helps of the Grouse Ridge
Sep 5, 2018 near Steambo…, CO
Black route after rock roll.
Oct 19, 2018 near Steambo…, CO

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Sep 4, 2021
Clark Sperry
great trail with some epic alternative lines 3.2mi
Aug 4, 2021
Will Falltrick
Jul 8, 2020
Billy Koch
Flash of gold, grouse, ditchtrail loop 13.5mi
Jul 20, 2019
Jay Austin
pucker
Sep 22, 2018
Jeb Brown
Sickness
Sep 15, 2018
Charles S
Jun 5, 2018
Mickey Fimbres
Super fun trail, but climbing up from Spring Creek was brutal. a shuttle option would be amaze-balls 3.6mi

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