Rustlers Loop

4.22 out of 5
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↑ 200 ft
↓ 300 ft

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Trail Description
About this trail
Suggested route: Clockwise loop. Trail is a great warm up for Mary's Loop/Horsethief Bench but offers really great cliffside views of the Colorado river. There is also signage during the ride that helps educate new riders about ethics and skills of mountain biking.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recommended Trails
Recommended Trails
Kessel Run
Mary's Loop / Horsethief Bench
Prime Cut
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (145 total check-ins)
  michaelschafer01   on Oct 6, 2019   on Oct 2, 2019
  ldebard   on Sep 21, 2019
  Joel Boeckmann   on Sep 18, 2019
  scooterbroncos   on Aug 9, 2019
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Reviews (23)


October 7, 2019
Review: One of my top three favourite rides in the world. The Horsethief Bench drop in is bananas, but don't let this stop you from riding this trail. Lots of
Super flowy Singletrack peppered with short technical sections. Unbelievable views of the Colorado river abound. Ride Mary's loop to Horsethief Bench, ack to Mary's to Steve's Connector, Steve's Loop, Moore Fun for an epic 30 Km ride. Moore's Fun is advanced. Skip it if you don't like walking.

Similar Trail: Nothing really like it.


November 27, 2017
GJmtb Gramcounter  
Review: Pretty nice area, pretty open though, very scenic.

Bunny Hop

July 28, 2016
steelworx Bunny Hop  
Review: Great trail to get a flatlander riding Kokapelli Trails. Great trail for a beginner but the views you get of The Colorado River make it worthwhile for everyone. Good warm up before going on to the other trails.


June 13, 2015
Review: One of the finest beginner loops! 3.5 miles of skill building trail. Fun for experienced riders too. Perfect way to start your ride before hitting the other loops in the area. Enough ledges and rocks to challenge you before a swooping final roll back to the TH.

Bunny Hop

February 3, 2015
kaseytea Bunny Hop  
Review: This is a really fun and easy loop that the whole family can enjoy. You can get some fun speed. If you don't like the ending to this loop, than you do not like mountain biking! It is one of the funnest and flowiest trails out there.


December 15, 2014
wrestle203 Doubletrack  
Review: Rustlers is one of the funnest beginner trails in the Grand Valley. The trail will give the new rider every aspect of terrain to practice on. Start out with the short but steep climb and proceed counter clockwise. The final downhill is fast and fun.

Similar Trail: 18 road


May 1, 2013
vbeckman74 Gnarly  
Review: It's rated as green, but it's not boring. It also has cool signs to help newbies on riding technique. It is very fun and has great views of the river.

Similar Trail: Steve's Loop


August 26, 2012
wrestle203 Doubletrack  
Review: great trail to learn how to tackle different terrain. this is the trail i first learned on. Now we take other beginners.


August 20, 2012
tcbroncs Gnarly  
Review: We rode this a couple times just to check it out. Kinda fun, but watch out for small (6 year-old) kids. It's for beginners and you shouldn't ride it on a weekend unless you want to get smoked by said 6-year-olds.

Bunny Hop

September 24, 2011
grotegutj Bunny Hop  
Review: Great warm-up or sweet ending to a hard day of riding on area trails. Perfect place for a beginner, or to try out new equipment. Awesome views of the colorado river make this a must ride for any level of rider.

Similar Trail: Kessel run at 18 road

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