Butter Knife

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4.50 out of 5
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13
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↑ 2,200 ft
↓ 2,300 ft
5,868
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About this trail
From the trailhead across the road from the parking area, ride one-tenth of a mile down Third Flats Road to get to the start of the Twist-N-Shout trail. After descending approximately 400 feet during about 2.3 miles of twists & turns, the start of Butterknife appears. This is a 6.3 mile singletrack ride that will descend the whole way for another 600 to 800 feet. After reaching the end of the Butterknife at an elevation of approximately 4900 feet, the 1000 to 1200 feet of elevation must be re-gained over 3.9 miles via a jeep road (Third Flats Road). That makes the total distance approximately 12.6 miles. The 3.9 miles of jeep road is a lung buster. to eliminate the jeep road you can drive a well equipped 4 wheel drive to the end of Butterknife. There is no water at the trail head so a minimum of 100 oz or more is needed for this ride.

added by wrestle203Doubletrack August 29, 2012
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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October 8, 2012
pernicious Gramcounter  
 
Review: Don't do this trail if it is getting late at night with no lights, otherwise this trail rips. Wouldn't call it a black diamond, but pretty close at times. A bit washed out in spots so pay attention.

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August 29, 2012
wrestle203 Doubletrack  
 
Review: This is a very fun, long and tech trail. This is not a beginner trail and dont even try it if your cardio is not up to par. * Review edited 9/10/2012

* Review edited 9/10/2012

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Butter Knife MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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Feature Article
End-of-Season Riding on the Butterknife Trail in Grand Junction
29 SHARES | 9 COMMENTS