Ringing Rocks Trail

Total Miles
18.4

Elevation

1,961.95 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

A short, fun trail that has a variety of obstacles. It includes a water crossing that ranges from 1 to 3 feet depending on the time of year. The the trail will have snow into the early summer on some shadier, higher sections. Most obstacles have a bypass, but there's one tight squeeze that full-size SUVs or trucks have the potential to scrape on either side. There's a steep, technical wash that has three-wheel potential at the bottom, but just requires good spotting. It has a bypass for those who aren't as experienced. There are also usually cows on the trail, so make sure to close gates as necessary. The trail can be run either direction, and has minimal cell phone service.

Photos of Ringing Rocks Trail

Ringing Rocks Trail
Ringing Rocks Trail

Difficulty

Most of the trail is easy, but the water crossing gets very deep and the tight squeeze requires some finesse. In late spring/early summer it will be fairly easy, but runoff fuels the water crossing and it can get very deep.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Monica Denny
Jun 22, 2024
SxS
Open
Dusty
Great trail, lots of different routes you can take and explore!
Michael Varner
May 10, 2024
2022 Ford Bronco
Open
Normal
Dusty
The ringing rocks themselves come up super early in the trail with a tiny amount of rock crawling to get there. However the rest is an awesome trail with lots of variety: rock crawling, short and easy water crossings, dirt roads with some whoops and bulls that you can let loose on. I would say some parts of this are a bit more than moderate, but should be manageable with enough vehicle clearance and a good spotter. There are a couple of spots that are a lot tougher than the rest of the trail would suggest, including some pretty steep descents and a couple of really tight squeezes (you will have to fold in your mirrors, and possibly take some bumper/fender damage if you’re not extremely careful). Made for a great day of wheeling, just a bit more involved and longer than expected. Thank god my wife is super patient and an excellent spotter! A couple of motorcycles and one jeep, but pretty much had the trail to ourselves all day! Being water and snacks.
Doug Christensen
Sep 03, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Martin Hargett
Apr 09, 2023
ATV
Open

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