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Black Ridge Wilderness Study Area

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If your up for a good walk check this out

Great place to go Rabbit hunting, hiking or biking. Make sure to bring water and go when the... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
IneedSomeSleep
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Gj,Co
One way trail, out and back. Arch one is very steep! Not a safe route through.

We hiked in the short way on the lower bench road. We parked two miles from the trail head due to... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
binks22
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Longmont, Colorado
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A high altitude area ideal for biking and hiking.
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“lower trail” (2 reviews)
“arches” (4 reviews)
“benches” (3 reviews)
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Fruita, CO
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great place to go Rabbit hunting, hiking or biking. Make sure to bring water and go when the weather is good not when it is raining.

Thank IneedSomeSleep
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We hiked in the short way on the lower bench road. We parked two miles from the trail head due to large rocks and holes in the road. We biked in the last two miles to the trailhead. We hiked in the half mile to...More

Thank binks22
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Love love love💚💜⛺️🚙💨 this place is very remote! Take lots and lots of water. It took three attempts to get to the trail head. It takes major 4wheel dr. Two hrs to the trail head & 3 hour hike in & out.

1  Thank AmberMonica
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We've done (or almost done) this trip "both ways." Our first attempt was to follow the Pollock Bench trail (so aptly described by ColoradoBen1). This is a looooooooooong trip. As he correctly comments, you're going up and down and across multiple canyons / arroyos on...More

3  Thank LostInColorado
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This is a great destination to "get away from it all" -- but it is NOT a casual hike. From this approach, it is a 14-16 mile roundtrip (depends on how comfortable one is ascending through Cedar (also known as Rainbow) Arch to make the...More

8  Thank ColoradoBen1
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