June 29, 2013
This is a great ride to get up out of the Grand Valley on the really hot smoggy days. The best loop ride goes in to the junction of Turkey Flats and Haypress (1.5 miles), then clockwise down to the road, up to Fruita Resevoir #1 and then over the top to Haypress back to the junction and out. Nice aspen grove single track for the trail sections, save for a few rocky bits a tendency for loose sand when in drought and one or two steep climbing sections.
BEWARE OF HOSTILE FISHERMEN at the reservoir, one tried to kick my front wheel on the brief section to the water! 3/5 rating for sections on dirt road and OHV trails. Neither detracts from a nice high meadow loop ride significantly. Thanks to the Equestrian folks who maintain this trail.
Prospect loop in Telluride.