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Dead Man's Ridge

Average Rating:    (4.38 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

If you like super steep, screaming, technical decents, with banked curves through a steep wooded section at the bottom this trail is for you.
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Latitude
46.82913535318388
Longitude
-114.14254188537598
Trail Directions
Bike (or Drive if you are a wuss) to the top of Blue Mountain just south of Missoula. This is a 12 mile road from the bottom of the mountain to the firetower at the top. Here take the single track straight down from the lookout tower (it is easy to see). This is a very rugged and rocky trail, also used by motorcycles.
Trail Length
7 miles down
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Missoula
   


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Review Date
December 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Bicky ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
If your bike is built to fully enjoy this downhill bliss, then it probably will kick your ass if you try to ride up from the bottom. Its much better as a shuttle run. Lots of side stuff like rock drops and log rides if you look for them along the way, but chances are you will be going to fast and enjoying too much to even look (at least the first few times you ride it) improvements recently make it even better

Other recommended trails in the same area:
no other legal trails quite like this in the immediate area



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Review Date
October 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: chad ,  Downhiller

Summary:
well it goes like this take a car to the top because some of us ride 40+ pound bikes because we go fast down hill. this trail though is pretty fun. has some good size drops and if they are not big enough for you go the cliffs in the valley at the bottom and huck your 15 footers. this trail is fast and rocky and makes you wanna do it over again and again.

Recommended Route:
take a shuttle to the top

Other recommended trails in the same area:
street ride and hit up the jumps and drops in town. Missoula is a chills town but you have to travel for the downhill.
chillz



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Review Date
October 28, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: gonzostrike , from missoula

Summary:
Amazingly fun and TOTALLY LEGAL downhill run. Steeps, rocky and rooty sections, loose dirt & rocks, bermy moto-style GS. Best DH run in Western Montana. It's even got a few climbs to keep the full-on DH shuttlers a little bit honest.

Recommended Route:
Climb up the Blue Mtn Road the full 11 miles. Descent starts just off the Fire Watch tower.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
other totally fun legal descents:



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Review Date
March 12, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Nate , from Helena

Summary:
This trail kicks ass, shuttle to the top and take the DH bike.

Recommended Route:
Same



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Review Date
February 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Summary:
Super sweet downhill. Lasts forever with varied terrain. Lots of small to medium drops can be found.

Recommended Route:
Definetly shuttle to the top. Much more enjoyable ride



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