After Little Muddy Creek we were filthy and beat up. We were hoping that the Blue Ridge trail wouldn't be more of the same. We found the northern end of the trail easily enough, on the other side of a bridge on highway 40. The trail looked mellow, but you never know.
We passed forest service road 253 that headed into the Hot Sulphur Wildlife Area. We figured it would be a big, well-maintained road but it wasn't. It looked like a fun trail, but we probably didn't have time to explore it so we saved it for another day. We kept heading south on Blue Ridge.
Signs at the seasonal gate noted that the trail was closed all winter. After doing Little Muddy Creek, this made a lot of sense. It looked like snowmobiles were welcome, though.
We were following Blue Ridge and it seemed that the trail was going to stay mellow. We were pretty happy about that because we needed a break from being thrown back and forth. It also made the trail go by really quickly in comparison.
We got to the side spur near the southern end of the trail and decided to skip that one, too. That meant we were back at Keyser Creek in a relatively short amount of time. Blue Ridge was a great trail to combine with the eastern half of Keyser Creek if you wanted to take a more scenic route than that corner of highway 40 through Granby. It would be a nice option to remember. We turned right at Keyser Creek, though, and headed west.