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Level: Intermediate
Length: 40 mi (64.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +3,706/ -3,222 ft
Total: 477 riders

Mountain Biking 18 Road Trails / North Fruita Desert

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#2 of 1,363 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#4 in the world

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.

First added by david_darling on May 23, 2011. Last updated Jan 25, 2023. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Over The Edge Sports in Fruita. Go east on Aspen 2 blocks to Maple. Left on Maple (north) approx. 4 miles to N 3/10 road, go right .5 miles to 18 Rd. Go left onto 18 Rd. approx. 8 miles. The main TH parking is on left.
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Rider questions

Q: Is it Dog friendly?
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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