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Northside Access Trail to Red Hill SRMA

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Seasonal Access trail to north side of BLM's Red Hill SRMA from BLM's Sutey Ranch Trailhead.


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3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Singletrack

6,828' 2,081 m

High

6,525' 1,989 m

Low

501' 153 m

Up

317' 97 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Family Friendly This is a fairly mellow singletrack trail with very few obstacles. The trail climbs well in both directions, and descents are not steep.

This access trail is open to bikes for a limited 4 month season, June 1 – Sept 30. This is the only route near the BLM's Sutey Ranch Trailhead that is open to bikes.

Need to Know

This trail provides seasonal access for mountain bikes to the Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area from June 1 – Sept 30. No other routes from this trailhead are open to mountain bikes.

The trail passes through Sutey Ranch which is managed for wildlife habitat year-round and is open to foot and equestrian uses from April 16 – November 30.

This trail was made possible due to a years-long land exchange process that brought the Sutey Ranch into the public (BLM's) management. Please read and respect all signage when visiting this trail.

Description

This trail rolls over pinyon juniper forested hills, down, up, down, up, and down, and up again to connect to Northside Loop and Big Top Trail #82951, on the north side of the BLM's Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area. Most of the trail is narrow hand built singletrack on gentle sideslopes. Some rocky areas are present, but are generally not challenging for most riders. Some of the turns are bermed to allow for slightly higher speeds on the descents.

Rides to consider with this trail: 1. a short out and back on just this trail. 2. a longer 'lollipop' ride starting and finishing on this trail, while looping Northside Loop and/or Big Top Trail #82951. 3. As part of a longer point to point that connects this trail to the frontside trailhead (and Carbondale beyond) of the Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area (Three Gulch Trail / Blue Ribbon).

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Mike Pritchard

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Joshua Seymour
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