18 Road Trails

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.40 out of 5
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Intermediate
40
miles

Singletrack
↑ 12,200 ft
↓ 10,600 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 (13)
System Trails (13)
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
Local Info & Nearby Trails
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (67 total check-ins)
  UtPreacher   5 days ago
  Thomas V Carby   3 weeks ago
  Groomster62   on Mar 14, 2015
  wrestle203   on Dec 7, 2014
  sandyfun1   on Nov 20, 2014
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Reviews (39)
 


April 21, 2015
 
Review: Awesome trails all the way around and as others have mentioned there is something for everyone here. It is nice that there is a camp ground right there in the middle of all the trails for those who want to spend some time there. My wife and I now plan on heading back for a trip just to spend on these trails and let our boys hit some. Had a blast and will be back for sure.

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March 18, 2015
 
Review: These trails are a lot of fun for those who are wanting flow. My two favorites here are Mojoes and PBR. Both of these trails are downhill traffic only and offer small Doubles, tabletops and rollers plus some nice berms. The beauty of 18 rd is it caters to all skill levels, PBR for example, provides the opportunity to go fast and hammer through all the features but beginners can hit this trail at a lesser speed with no problem. I find myself riding PBR and Mojoes when I am craving dirt jumps but want to get a trail ride in. As far as classics like zippity and joes ridge, they are great too! Expect flow and speed from this whole trail system.

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March 4, 2015
 
Review: I rode these trails years ago and the experience is still burned into my mind as "awesome". I can only imagine the trails have got better since I went, but for sure Joe's Ridge, Zippity Do Dah, and Chutes and Ladders are must ride trails for those that love fun!

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October 20, 2014
 
Review: Great area. It has something for everyone. All the trails are relatively smooth and have good flow. It gets extremely crowded on the weekends though.

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August 13, 2014
 
Review: Disappointing. These trails are somewhat rutted out especially zippedy so you can't descend as fast as you want to killing your momentum for the next climb. Joe's ridge was the only fun part in my opinion because it was actually flowy. After watching countless youtube videos of this place and driving from georgia it just didn't live up to it's expectations and I had more fun at the lunch loop around the area. I feel bad giving it two stars but for such a legendary trail system it just did not deliver.
EDIT: It seems I made people angry by this review, thanks to the guy who responded though for letting me know that it wasn't the best time to ride. I definately want to go back another time and try them again

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August 25, 2014
 
Review: Sadly, the above reviewer picked the worst time of year to ride (except maybe February). August has a ton of rain, and the bentonite is a real pain. Probably best to avoid.

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July 12, 2014
 
Review: Fast Flowy and GREAT views of the book cliffs. The knife edge looks rad flying down on a gopro. Makes it look like serious drops on both sides and your friends will think you are nuts!

Similar Trail: Frontside

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June 4, 2014
 
Review: Awesome! Flowy and fun with plenty of options to keep you grinning for awhile.

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May 6, 2014
 
Review: Best trails in America.

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May 1, 2014
 
Review: I never use to like this place until I got my single speed 29er. It always seemed like I'd rather just keep driving to Moab. With the single speed, however, this place became really fun. If you like technical, keep driving to Moab, or check out some of the other trails in the area. If you have a single speed, definitely stop here!

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April 25, 2014
 
Review: Epic trail system. Some of the best, most creative trails in America.

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18 Road Trails MTB Trail 4.40 out of 5 based on 39 ratings. 39 user reviews.
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