Steve's Loop / Handcuffs

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.56 out of 5
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Intermediate
5
miles

Singletrack
↑ 200 ft
↓ 300 ft
4,677
elevation (ft)

Lariat
Trail Description
About this trail
From the parking area, ride up jeep road to top of ridge. Connect on Mary's Loop doubletrack. Pass Mack Ridge on right and Moore Fun on left at top of ridge. Follow Mary's doubletrack past Lions Loop singletrack on right. Take the next right on doubletrack. This doubletrack ends with a drop of singletrack down to the next bench. The singletrack follows along the edge of the rim along the Colorado River. Very scenic. Trail returns near the begining of the doubletrack (end of Handcuffs), or continue along rim (Steve's Loop). This trail can be connected with Mary's Loop, Lions Loop, or any other area trail for a longer ride. Great views of the river.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trailblazer

July 14, 2014
tlongpine Trailblazer  
 
Review: I tacked this on Mary's Loop/Horsethief and I loved it.

The views and exposure of awesome and there's even a short slot canyon you can explore if you're paying attention.

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Gnarly

May 1, 2013
vbeckman74 Gnarly  
 
Review: Fruita continues to be spoiled. The trails on this loop are amazing and the views will make the most serious rider stop to take a picture.

Similar Trail: Mary's Loop

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Gnarly

October 15, 2012
 
Review: Steve's is a fun way to extend the riding in this area. Nothing too challenging, very great views, some decent singletrack. I wouldn't come out here to ride this trail alone, but certainly worth doing if you're out here looking to extend the Mary's/Horsethief a bit.

Similar Trail: Mary's

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Doubletrack

August 28, 2012
wrestle203 Doubletrack  
 
Review: Getting to Steve's via Mary's can be a challenge on your lungs. be sure to bring your camera, the view is awesome. The trail is now somewhat packed due to the rain. also bring a map or you will be searching for the correct trail to get out for some time. Technical in some areas.

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Bunny Hop

June 4, 2011
cmack819 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Much like the other rides in the Kokopelli Trail system, Steve's loop provides an interesting set of challenges. Climb up the Mary's loop ascent from the Loma parking lot. Drop into Steve's Loop and enjoy a fast singletrack with a smaller amount of technical sections than the other trails in this system. Outside of the Mary's Loop section you have to ride before Steve's Loop, I would compare this trail to some of the beginner or early intermediate trails in the area. The most technical parts of this trail is actually on Marys loop's back side as you approach Steve's Loop. I would recommend riding back down Mary's Loop the same way you came for a slightly longer, but different ride.

Similar Trail: Rustler's Loop on Kokopelli Trail System

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Bunny Hop

January 25, 2011
 
Review: Great desert ride

Similar Trail: Desert Trails, marys loop and holy cross

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Bunny Hop

September 29, 2010
drlg Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Add Steve's Loop to another longer ride or ride it as a lollipop with Mary's Loop. Fast in places, a few technical parts, great views overlooking the Colorado River.

Similar Trail: Western Rim (Rabbit Valley), Mary's Loop (Kokopelli)

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Gnarly

May 7, 2009
 
Review: Absolutely beautiful. Smooth rolling singletrack that skirts the rim of a canyon. A couple of technical sections keep you honest but most of this ride is relaxing. Very cool.

Similar Trail: All of KoKopelli Trail System

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Epic


March 22, 2008
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: Steve's Loop/Handcuffs is the very definition of "Sweet Singletrack." Sometimes buff, sometimes technical, always entertaining. The geology is quite unique as well as very picturesque. It's impossible to imagine anybody not falling in love with this ride!

Similar Trail: Anything off the Loma exit.

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Steve's Loop / Handcuffs MTB Trail 4.56 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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