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Best Panoramas in the Blue
The Wallow Fire impacted the Horse Ridge Trail in 2011. Hazardous conditions still exist. Trail conditions can change quickly due to winter blowdowns, deadfall, and erosion. Monsoons are capable of producing torrential downpours and high-intensity storms. Plan accordingly and remain vigilant.
The Horse Ridge Trail descends 2,000 feet over four miles to its ending at its intersection with the Foote Creek Trail #76. The trail offers some excellent views of the Blue as it descends to Foot Creek, with close-up views of Castle Rock perhaps being the highlight.
A steady ascent through a pleasant forest of ponderosa and various firs marks the beginning of the hike as you leave the trailhead parking lot. A dramatic panorama marks the beginning of the descent. From there, a trail drops you down steeply along a series of ridgelines on its way to Horse Ridge. After approximately another mile, the trail steeply drops off of Horse Ridge and drops into the Foot Creek drainage, where the trail ends at where it intersects the Foot Creek Trail.
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