18 Road Trails / North Fruita Desert

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4.37 out of 5
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Intermediate
40
miles

Singletrack
↑ 800 ft
↓ 700 ft
5,088
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
There are several trails in this network ranging from cruiser to some lung busting sprints. Most trails run up and down the cattle pastures while a couple run along the base of the Book Cliffs. Over all, these are the classics that made Fruita a destination.
added by david_darlingGnarly May 23, 2011
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (14)
System Trails (14)
Chutes and Ladders
Zippety Do Dah
Prime Cut
Joe's Ridge
Kessel Run
Vegetarian Loop
Edge Loop
Frontside
Western Zippety
PBR (Pumps Bumps Rollers)
MoJoe
Zip Off
Down Uppity
Sarlacc
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Reviews (54)
 

Gnarly


April 29, 2016
 
Review: Having "grown up" to MTBing on the CAMBA system in Wisconsin I am used to longer rides, 20-30miles. Seeing the map for the 18 Road system I was a bit leery of 2 mile trail segments. I discovered, though, that these trails are more like an amusement park ride. They are FUN and you just get back in line (ride up Prime Cut) and do them again. And connecting several segments can give you a pretty good ride. First day there we rode 26 miles in all. Next 2 days we got 10 miles each day plus a hike at the CO National Monument.

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Granny Gear

April 4, 2016
uhmtb Granny Gear  
 
Review: super fun rode back in 2014

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Gramcounter


March 26, 2016
 
Review: The 18 road trails are super fun and you can have a great day riding the whole group of trails, or shuttle them over and over again. Zippity Doo Da is always fun with great views. Another must ride trail system, although I prefer the Kokopelli Area & Rabbit Valley Area trails in the area.

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Trailblazer


March 16, 2016
bigAD Trailblazer  
 
Review: Amazing buff, flowing singletrack trails. A real must to add to your mountain bike bucket list. These trails are short (but sweet) and can get repetitive after a few days so be sure to plan your trip around some of the other great trails in the area. Also be sure to support Over the Edge bike shop. There are a great group that do a lot to maintain these trails.

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Bunny Hop

March 15, 2016
josephwm Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This trail is fun, long and fast. Most of the trail is easy and flat with small hills but some parts are technical and with hard/short up hills. I would recommend as a trail for the whole family.

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Granny Gear

March 8, 2016
 
Review: My husband is an expert rider while I am an intermediate rider. Sometimes it's difficult to find places to ride that we both fully enjoy. But this is our favorite place to bike together. There are plenty of options for both us. PBR is my favorite.

Also, these trails always teach me something. I feel as if I improve tremendously in my confidence and riding every time I spend a couple of days here.

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Granny Gear

February 21, 2016
trevrev97 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great place to ride for every level rider. Nothing too crazy, just fun flowy single track!

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November 9, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: The trails were a great mixture of up and downs, but still offered a challenge to experienced riders, the flow was amazing and for the amount of people that were there, it seemed pretty empty, allowing for more speed and less time waiting or moving for people.

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Bunny Hop

October 26, 2015
 
Review: Sad !! this trail network is far from been the third best in USA It is for sure a great network it your a beginner or with beginner and for sure if you ride a hard tail 29er ! and love spendex! but it you and any real suspention and love to use it dont waist you time like we did on this network!

Similar Trail: paved road

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Bunny Hop


October 9, 2015
zgcracker Bunny Hop  
 
Review: It's been a long time since I have lived in CO and ridden these trails, but as another poster said, they are burned into my mind. The most fun I have even had on a mountain bike. Fast and flowy. Funn descents and gentle climbs. There are certainly more hard core riders than I am out there, and for them, the riding is not very technical, but for me the smile on my face was constant. Combining the Bookcliff trails with the Mary's loop trails makes for a great combination for a long weekend trip.

Similar Trail: Some of the trails in the Winter Park system have fast and flowy downhills with gentle climbs.

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18 Road Trails / North Fruita Desert MTB Trail 4.37 out of 5 based on 54 ratings. 54 user reviews.
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