Level: Beginner
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 73 riders
 

Mountain Biking Vegetarian Loop

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#219 of 1,335 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#1,778 in the world

singletrack through high desert in a larger network of 18 Road/Bookcliffs area. Vegetarian trail is across the road from the lower parking area and splits from Prime Cut to go east and then loops to connect with lower Chutes and Ladders. Just another option in a great area of Fruita singletrack.

First added by dauw on Mar 15, 2007. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From downtown Fruita, take Maple Rd. north for 4.1 miles to 3/10 Rd. Go right on 3/10 Rd. for 0.5 miles to 18 Road. Take 18 Rd. north for 7.5 miles to parking area on left.
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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter
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    While this trail is singletrack, it's really not very much fun. The climbs are grinders, the trail doesn't flow all that well, and the views, while decent, aren't any better than the more entertaining trails in this trail system. Useful for connecting to other trails in the system but not recommended on its own.

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  • Lee Harris
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    We rode the pretty hard Chutes and Ladders to get over to see what Vegetarian was about. We wished we had ridden something else. The other trails here are great and you can see our full reviews and watch videos at:
    http://getsomeadventures.com/these-trails-are-ranked-3-in-the-world-for-a-reason-18-roads/

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  • bonkedagain
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    Not worth bothering with unless you want to check off all the trails in the area. Basically goes straight downhill, which has lead to lots of trail braiding and erosion. Skip it.

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  • CFM   ✓ supporter
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    Nothing special about this trail but it is great as an avenue to get to other trails. For younger or new riders I recommend climbing it and descending Down Uppity. The climb is an easy warm-up and Down Uppity will give you an idea of the narrowness and exposure of the more advanced trails in a less technical setting.

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  • grotegutj
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    Nothing special here, more fun to ride down than up. Can get very hot in the afternoons even in Fall. If you want a long boring climb...here you go.

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  • david_darling
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    One of the original 18 Road trails. Nothing fancy and maybe a little bumpy due to cattle. Used with Chutes & Ladders or Prime Cut.

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  • arnolda14   ✓ supporter
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    I used this trail as a warm up on my first day in Fruita. It's very much a beginner run and kind of ho-hum at that. The scenery is kind of desolate and the tread is pretty boring. If I were to do it over again and just wanted to add five easy miles to my day, I'd just go do Kessel & Prime Cut a couple of times. It's not a bad trail though. The tread is in good shape and it's mostly singletrack and 100% rideable. Good place to take a beginner.

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  • Lancefan
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    This a a fun short trail. Once you pick up the chutes and Ladders trail, the fun begins. The single track is fun, fast and smooth.

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