Lunar Ridge

Total Miles
1.4

Elevation

1,887.13 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

Lunar Ridge is a narrow and steep single track through an adobe badlands landscape near Montrose, Colorado. The trail is a smooth clay surface and winds along the narrow ridge lines of the adobe hills in this recreation area. The trail goes through a very scenic grey and gold dirt landscape that feels very lunar. This trail has some of the steeper hill climbs and descents in the area compared to some of the surrounding trails. The trail goes up and down a couple hills that have really steep tops of the hills, requiring you to maintain momentum, but also make the tight turn at the top to stay on the trail. The twisty trail winds on the ridge line the whole way, until it connects with an ATV trail, and is well marked the entire way. The is a short, but very scenic trail, and close to the Elephant Skin staging area.

Photos of Lunar Ridge

Lunar Ridge
Lunar Ridge
Lunar Ridge

Difficulty

The difficulty comes from the steep adobe hill climbs and narrow trail on the ridge lines, but the trail itself is smooth with no rocks and no obstacles.

Technical Rating

3

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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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