Kessel Run

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SHARES
  
AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.76 out of 5
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Intermediate
2
miles

Singletrack
5,241
elevation (ft)

Network
1:33
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
Sweet fast singletrack that you can ride after heading up Prime Cut or head up 18 Road to the Joe's/Prime Cut/Kessel Junction. The trail is narrow slalom like trail with dips and tight twisty turns. Locals say it can be used an out and back, but with the amount of people coming back down, its not recommended. And you can always say "I made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs"
added by R3Gramcounter September 10, 2006
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (38)
 

Gramcounter


August 9, 2015
Lee Harris Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trail. PBR at 18 Road is Kessel adding some fun stuff.
Video here
http://getsomeadventures.com/these-trails-are-ranked-3-in-the-world-for-a-reason-18-roads/

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Bunny Hop

August 9, 2015
mobenw Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Swoop swoop! Like a bobsled track of dirt.

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Gnarly


April 21, 2015
UtPreacher Gnarly  
 
Review: Rode Kessels Run for a warm up to the rest of the area. Despite the easy rating I had a blast on this trail. It was perfect for less experienced riders and I look forward to bringing my boys with me next time so they can get some trail riding in!

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Epic


July 16, 2014
 
Review: This is a brilliantly constructed singletrack that will have you in heaven from top to bottom. It's not steep or really tricky but smooth and fast. It's fun, fun, fun...

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Granny Gear

July 1, 2014
 
Review: Fun little trail for the whole family. Last camping trip, it was the first one we would do to wake us up.

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Granny Gear

May 19, 2014
 
Review: I rode this 10 times in one day. I felt like Han Solo

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Gnarly


April 20, 2014
 
Review: Another one of those trails that makes you want to break the sound barrier on. Just glad it's made so well that other things don't get broken too.

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Gramcounter

April 7, 2014
pernicious Gramcounter  
 
Review: Worth doing twice or more. Fun, flowy, not overly technical, great trail for an novice or experienced rider!!!

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Poseur

September 27, 2013
 
Review: As a beginner mtn biker this was the perfect singletrack to start on. I had a great time!

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Gnarly


August 23, 2013
jkey6 Gnarly  
 
Review: Kessel Run is like the friendly little brother of Zippity-do-da. It's fast, flowy, and smooth but without super steep sections and dropoff ledges on the side of the trail. Might be a good warmup run to get your guts ready for Zippity. Keep in mind that this is located in the North Fruita Desert so it gets HOT in the summer. I did it in less than twelve parsecs.

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Kessel Run MTB Trail 4.76 out of 5 based on 38 ratings. 38 user reviews.
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