Black Ridge Trail

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  • Location: Three access points: (1) across from the Saddlehorn Visitor Center in the north, (2) accessed by the CCC Trail 3.8 miles (6.1 km) east from the visitor center – trailhead on the right, (3) and at 6.4 miles (10.3 km) east from the visitor center – trailhead on the left; you can also access Liberty Cap Trail from this trailhead.
  • Mileage: 5.5 one way (8.8 km)
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Elevation: 5,790 to 6,730 feet (1765 to 2051 meters)
  • Average time: 3 hours
  • Usage: Hiking and horseback riding.
  • Description: Highest trail in the park with far-reaching views west to Utah canyonlands, east to Grand Valley, and south to the San Juan Mountains. Follows up-and-down terrain of Black Ridge. Trail crosses McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (Bureau of Land Management lands).


  • Trail Measurement: 5.5 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 390423N
  • Compass Longitude: 1084417W
  • Numeric Latitude: 39.0730374
  • Numeric Longitude: -108.7381551
  • Elevation in Meters: 1,765 to 2,051
  • Elevation in Feet: 5,790 to 6,730

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  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    5.5 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
  • Compass Longitude
  • Numeric Latitude
  • Numeric Longitude
  • Elevation in Feet
    5,790 to 6,730
  • Elevation in Meters
    1,765 to 2,051
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