One-way Distance: 1.6 miles
MTB Skill level:
Elevation: 7030 - 7150 feet
Cellphone: 2-5 bars
Time: 1 hr.
Trailhead: Dennis Weaver
Attractions: Scenic Loop
The Riversage Scenic Loop is located in the Dennis Weaver Memorial Park near Ridgway, Colorado. The trail begins about a quarter mile from the parking area at the end of the Stagecoach trail where it makes a loop to the west that takes it up and over Boot Hill. Portions of the Riversage Scenic Loop are on private property so please stay on the designated trail.
For this post we picked up the Riversage Scenic Loop from the summit of Boot Hill and continued around the loop in the counterclockwise direction to get back to the Stagecoach trail.
As the trail drops off the west side of Boot Hill it enters private property.
From there the trail travels next to a fence line.
A sign cautions about a steeper grade as the trail continues.
This part of the trail is a little more secluded than the rest.
A moderately steep hill comes up that leads the trail out of the secluded area.
The moderate but short climb leads up to a ridge where there are some decent views of the San Juan Mountains.
The trail begins working its way down the hillside after crossing the ridge.
For the rest of the distance the trail works its way heading eastward through the sagebrush.