Kings Ditch

Total Miles
2.2

Elevation

1,858.75 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

The Kings Ditch single track is part of the Flat Top - Peach Valley Trail System, a huge area outside of Montrose, Colorado made up of many adobe ridge line trails and ditch trails in the lower arroyos. This trail in particular features both the ridge lines and the ditches. From the NE end of the trail, it departs from an intersection with Teton Ridge and Dump Ridge, and gradually drops a few hundred feet over the next half mile. The trail follows an adobe ridge line that has a lot of whoops, and the trail is pretty wide and easy along the ridge line. It drops off the adobe hills into a flat valley. It crosses the King Ditch with a big dip, then parallels the ditch on top of it overlooking down into the ditch for the rest of the trail, without actually dropping into the ditch. The section paralleling the ditch is very wide, almost like an ATV trail. The trail has a lot of whoops and erosion from moisture. From the end of the trail you can continue on Kings Ditch ATV trail that is very similar, and this combination of trails serves as a good bailout back to the staging area after a fun day of riding the adobes. Since this one is easy, it is a good entrance or exit from the riding area.

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Kings Ditch
Kings Ditch
Kings Ditch

Difficulty

Easy trail that is a mix of adobe ridge line, and wide smooth trail in a valley, with no obstacles.

Technical Rating

2

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Access Description

The Flat Top Peach Valley Recreation Area is a 9,700 acre trail system made up of adobe hills and rocky desert mesas with almost 100 miles of trail, and a couple open riding areas. The main staging areas are Flat Top, Peach Valley, and Elephant Skin Road, but all trails can be accessed from all staging areas. This is a highly trafficked area, especially on weekends, and has lots of blind corners around the adobe hills. It's best to visit in spring and fall to avoid the summer heat and winter snow. There is several days worth of riding here, and it's easy to make a loop of your desired length since all the trails are relatively short and connect easily.

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