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Kokopellis Trails Epic Fruita Colorado

I really loved the first ride I did in the Kokopelli’s Loops Area, I decided to ride an Epic, hitting all the trails in one very long but fantastic ride .. all in all just over 6 hours of excellent sweet mountain biking. Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Fruita Length: about 41 miles Trail Type: Loops Skill Level: Aerobically: easy – strenuous,  Technically: easiest-difficult Duration: 6+  hours Trailhead Elev: 4500 feet Top Elev: 5300 feet Book Description (s) [ … [Read more...]

Hall Ranch Trail Lyons Colorado

Another highly recommended trail in the Boulder area, just outside Lyons. There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to enjoy this trail more than my previous one (Sourdough). I was praying that this trail was not recommended by the same people that recommended Sourdough. Well I had surprise coming my way.. a very pleasant surprise. Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Lyons Length: 10 total miles Trail Type: Loop Skill Level: Aerobically: moderate. Technically: … [Read more...]

Dyke Trail Crested Butte

Another one of Crested Butte’s favorite trails, the Dyke Trail. I woke up this morning to rain!!, I waited until 11 o clock, and decided to go ahead with the ride. Did the Dyke trail live up to her reputation? Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Crested Butte Length: 14.1 total miles Trail Type: Loop Skill Level: Aerobically: moderate to strenuous, with a fair amount of climbing at altitude. Technically: easiest-difficult Duration: 2 to 4 hours Trailhead Elev: 9000 … [Read more...]

Walker Ranch Loop Boulder Colorado

Walker Ranch Trail was the first ever trail I did with my current bike, that was just over a year ago in July 2008. That time I only managed to get 3/4 of the way around and had to walk the last 3 miles with the bike. I really loved the ride last year, and it came in 4th place of my favorite Trails I rode during the 2008 Mountain Madness Tour… So, did I like this trail as much the second time as I did the first? Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Boulder Length: 7.4 total … [Read more...]

Deer Creek Trail Crested Butte

Deer Creek Trail is together with the 401 Trail, Crested Butte’s most well known trail. Deer Creek is more challenging than the previous trails I have done in the Butte area. It was freezing cold, and snowing, and I had 27 miles ahead of me. The trail was slippery, it was cold, and to make make things worse I crashed, and spent 30 minutes repairing my bike.. So did all of this make me hate the Deer Creek Trail? Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Crested Butte Length: 27.1 total … [Read more...]

Marys Loop Rustlers Loop Horsethief Bench Loop and Steves Loop Fruita

Fruita / Grand Junction has a fantastic reputation among mountain bikers, and many even rate it as the best mountain biking region in the USA. As soon as I reached Fruita, I knew I was going to love riding these trails, but was I up for a surprise, a very pleasant one!! . Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Fruita Length: 17.2 miles Trail Type: Loops Skill Level: Aerobically: easy – strenuous, Technically: easiest-difficult Duration: 2 - 3.5 hours Trailhead Elev: 4500 … [Read more...]

Tabeguache Trails Epic Grand Junction Colorado

Known as the Tabeguache Trails, but it seems that the locals call them the “Lunch Loops”. DO NOT make the same mistake I did, and accidentally mention these are in Fruita!!.. These trails are Grand Junctions playground. After the previous rides I did in this area, I was really looking forward to these trails, as so many people mentioned trails such as “Gunny Loop”, “The Ribbon” and of course “Holy Cross” Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Grand Junction Length: You … [Read more...]

Betasso Preserve Trail Boulder Colorado

Betasso Preserve This trail brought back some bad memories, last year while testing this trail, my girlfriend broke 4 ribs, and to make things worse, it was our very first ride for our 2008 Mountain Bike Madness Tour. It was our first, and her last ride of that tour. But, breaking 4 ribs does not make it a bad trail.. Ooohh no, the Betasso Preserve Trail is an absolute Gem!! This trail is rated easy, and it is easy, but it is also very easy to do yourself some serious damage. This is / can … [Read more...]

Heil Valley Ranch Wild Turkey and Picture Rock Trail

Heil Valley Ranch Trail. The Wapiti Trail and Ponderosa loop was one of the Trails I had found in books, and had planned to ride it, however I soon learned from riders on the forums that there were new trails linking to this Trail, and they all suggested the following: ==> Up Wapiti Trail ==> Left onto Ponderosa ==> Left onto Wild Turkey ==> Left onto Picture Rock, 5.5 miles downhill ==> Turn around at Lyons and head back up Picture Rock 5.5miles ==> Left onto Wild Turkey … [Read more...]

401 Trail Crested Butte Colorado

Most mountain bikers in the USA, and even abroad know of, or have heard about Crested Butte's 401 trail. While doing my research for the "Gunnison / Crested Butte trails, I probably read 100's of excellent comments and remarks about the 401. Mountain Bikers, Magazines and books all rate this trail as one of the "Best Singletrack Trail" in the USA. The best comment I read , was If I knew I was going to die next week, I would wish to ride the 401 one last time. So, did the 401 knock Hall Ranch … [Read more...]