18 Road Trails / North Fruita Desert

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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.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is it Dog friendly? -Targabill

A: Yep, just be respectful if it's busy. Keep in mind a couple of the trails have a ton of exposure that may be dangerous for non-expert trail dogs. It also gets brutally hot in the summer and there's no shade. We've taken our dog there twice, both times in early spring.

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Reviews (59)
 

Bunny Hop

November 27, 2017
GJmtb Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Lots of trails in this area, lots for all riding levels.

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World Champ


August 28, 2017
 
Review: There is something magical about the 18 Road Trails but they are starting to look very tired and old-school. They don't have quality technical features. They do have good dirt, scattered rock garden features, some interesting ridge line riding, and they are unique. But they are neither back-country get-somewhere trails nor feature-rich bike park style trails and when they try to be either of those they fail.

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Granny Gear

May 7, 2017
mmoravec Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great signs and trail markings. Lots of singletrack choices, always marked "assent" or "downhill". I took the trail prime cut up and PBR down. Awesome

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Trailblazer


April 20, 2017
C Deuter Trailblazer  
 
Review: Great trails, easy to find. Stop in to the local bike shop for trail conditions. We will return every year!

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Granny Gear

December 30, 2016
poopsmagee Granny Gear  
 
Review: Was pretty underwhelmed with the 18 Roads trails. I was expecting big things based on all the great review, but it was a bit dull. Zero variety. Trails were not challenging, and the scenery was not anything special either. Next time I'm in this area all of my time will be spent riding the Kokopelli Loops to the west, which have some flow, some tech, amazing views, and trail variety.

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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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18 Road Trails / North Fruita Desert MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 59 ratings. 59 user reviews.
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