The RAT system is currently a work in progress, continually evolving with ongoing construction of new trail. In the spring of 2013, after 8 years of administrative review by BLM and constant advocacy from COPMOBA/RAT, BLM issued its final Environmental Analysis and Travel Management Plan for the RAT trail network. Construction began almost immediately and, to date, volunteers and paid professionals have constructed about 7 miles of rockin’ new single track. Here is a map of the trail system, updated as of July 8, 2014. Right-click on the map to save it to your desktop as a jpeg file. Please be aware that construction continues on the system daily, and we will update this map as new gps data becomes available.
In August 2013, Ridgway State Park, in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, issued a final Environmental Analysis for that part of the trail system planned for construction on Parks land. BLM and Ridgway State Parks together have approved construction of over 20 miles of new single track trail. Below is a map of all trails currently approved for construction by the BLM and the State Parks. Right click the map to download it as a jpeg image.
When completed, the RAT trail network will comprise about 25 miles of hand-built, single-track, multi-user trail. The trails will climb, contour, wind and descend through a beautiful parcel of land forested with old-growth pinon and juniper, overlooking perhaps the most spectacular vistas found anywhere in the United States.