Ruby

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4/5 (5 reviews)
Fairplay, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 12/05/2023
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Ruby is the perfect alternative for those traversing Weston Pass and looking for a bit more challenge. Located on the South Park Ranger District side of the pass, Ruby parallels Weston for nearly 2 miles and provides the same views along a more narrow and rough road. Whether you are looking for a more formidable challenge or looking for an "off the path" camping spot closer to the summit, Ruby might just be the trail for you.

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4/5 (5)
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150350
Impassable
Visited: 12/01/2023

Snow has made the trail impassable to most vehicles.
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Open
Visited: 06/16/2023

Open for the season.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/14/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Much better views and more fun than the rest of Weston. The last section by MP 5/6 gets more steep, and narrow with significant drainage ruts. Had to cut out a fallen aspen so it's good to go. Highly recommended if you do Weston.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/14/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this trail in the following: 2000 Frontier - 3" lift, 33's, no lockers 2001 4Runner - 3" lift, 33's, no lockers. 2004 4Runner - 2/1" lift, 32's, no lockers. This is a great little spur to run if you're running Weston and want a bit more fun. We ran it in the up-hill direction and it was a fun spur. Really short, maybe 20-minutes, but it's more fun than the adjacent section of Weston Pass. The section between WP5 and 6 is pretty steep and has some ruts and roots in it. it had just rained when we ran it and it made it a bit slippery.
Trail Review: Ruby - Paul
Trail Review: Ruby - Paul
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/11/2019

This trail is short with not a lot of excitement, but it is rougher than the graded Fairplay side of Weston Pass. There are some good views and some good camp spots. Overall, it is a nice detour if you are not in a hurry to get off the pass.

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