Dakota Ridge Trail

Trip

Hiking – Dakota Ridge Trail

This trip is for RMOTHG members only. Enjoy this short but intense high ridge-top walk with spectacular views. Because of possible snow and ice, at least carrying our microspikes are a must. Not a good trail for snowshoes due to narrowness of the trail and frequent small rock steps and scrambles.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.25 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 750 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,614 ft
  • Pace: 1.8

Please arrive by 8:45 am for a prompt 9:00 start. Meet at the Stegosaurus Park 'N Ride Lot, which is adjacent to the TH.  The lot is located just south of I-70 Exit 259, on the east side of Hwy 93.  Across Hwy 93 from the entrance to Matthew Winters OS.

Leader's cell is 203-536-4199.  If you have to cancel that morning, please text me.  Although this trail may be considered Easy in warm weather, with the potential for some snow and ice, we are calling it Moderate.

Route/Place

Dakota Ridge Trail


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Come prepared for a day in the cold and breeze.  We'll write a day or two before with a more specific weather outlook. Bring lunch, a warm drink, and microspikes.

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