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Level: Beginner
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +177/ -224 ft
Total: 32 riders

Mountain Biking Highline Lake State Park

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#339 of 1,353 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#3,280 in the world

Oasis in the desert and home of the 18 hour Trail. This was a fun fast trail with some nice banked turns. Should be ridden counterclockwise. Be sure and ride to the top of Mack Mesa and get a view of the lake and surrounding area. A good place to watch the sunset. There are several other recreational trails. I also found some singletrack north in the desert. Parks Pass required or day use fee.

First added by lostcause on Jun 6, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Fruita drive west on I-70 west to the Loma Exit, then north on Colorado Highway 139 for six miles to Q Road. Go west on Q road for 1.2 miles, then turn north onto 11.8 Road for one mile to the park entrance.
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  • GJmtb

    Did the 18 Hour Trail. Could use some better signage.

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  • C Deuter

    Very easy, not a fast trail.

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  • wrestle203

    High line is the home of the 18 hours of Fruita. it is a beginner trail that can be ridden very fast.
    The ranger office has the trail map for free.

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  • vbeckman74

    This is a great trail for everyone. It's impossible to get lost if you follow the 18 hour race signs. Cool ups and downs and view of the lake.

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  • wrestle203

    great trail to take beginners. had a great time biking,boating, fishing, camping.

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    The single track here was nice and it served as our morning warm up before heading out to Road 18..

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  • lostcause

    This is a sweet race course! Above average buttery smooth singletrack that twists and winds around the lake. The new section reminds me of Kessel Run. The switchbacks are a series of some perfectly bermed turns you can actually feel the g-forces at work if you go fast enough, and they can be hit at full speed.

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  • John Fisch

    Pretty good place to take junior, especially if junior hasn't ridden much. In addition to Mack Mesa, head to the top of the mesa on the opposite side of Mack Lake for some cool switchbacks. Altogether, though, there's no reason to come here if you're in Fruita unless you're with absolute noobs.

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