Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge

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Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge

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  • The route up the trail is rocky and steep.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • Fast riders at Mack Ridge.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • The rock at the top of the trail.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • Expansive views of the valley below.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • Steve's loop can be seen from above.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • Stopping to take in the views of McInnis Canyon.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • Fast hard packed dirt at the top of the trail.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • - Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • The view on the way up.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • The trail at the top is wide open.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • Mack Ridge in the Kokopelli Loops.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • Riders enjoy Mack Ridge.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
  • The final bit down Mack Ridge.- Kokopelli Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Mack Ridge
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Best views of McInnis Canyon.
Cons: 
Biggest climb in McInnis Canyon.
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Region:
Uncompahgre Plateau, CO
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
637.00 ft (194.16 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for: 
Biking
Trail difficulty: 
Blue
Total Distance: 
3.77 mi (6.07 km)
Trail type: 
Shuttle
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,810.00 ft (1,466.09 m)
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This mountain bike trail in the Kokopelli Loops has evolved a lot of over time being primarily used as a connector between Lions Loop and Troy Built. As its popularity grew it became a great trail in its own right, and trying to incorporate it in any loop ridden here is a must. The trail begins at the parking lot near the end of Mary’s Loop and continues several miles up a rocky mountain ridge. This trail can be ridden either way because it has a nice descent on both sides. If you are going out late in the day, remember there are no trees in this area to provide shade, so bring plenty of water for the trek upward.

The climb to the top can be very rocky and sandy before you reach the top of the plateau. When you do you reach the top you'll get the best view of the entire trail system in all of McInnis Canyon. This is a great place to take a break and pass some time watching the riders below, and this is also a great spot to see the park if you've never been here and want to get the overview of what it's like. The top of the trail is characterized by a wide doubletrack fire road that is easy to keep speed on. The final section is the rockiest and most twisty as you snake down the canyon and pass between large monolithic rocks with loose gravelly footing. Consider heading out on the Lions Loop after you finish, or explore more of the trails here in the network.

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