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 feet
Top Elev: 4900 feet
Guide Book Description
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! I enjoyed every second and every mile of this ride.
I started the ride on a clear sunny Tuesday morning at about 11 0′ clock. At the Trailhead I got some useful trail info from a local mountain biker named “Steve” [ Thanks Dave and the “Beer Crew” it was great meeting you all ]
My ride was as followed:
>> Mary’s Loop onto >>Rustlers Loop >> back onto Mary’s Loop >> Horsethief Bench Loop >> back onto Mary’s Loop >> Steve’s Loop >> back to Trail head on Mary’s Loop
This was my first ever ride in Fruita, and I absolutely loved it. In my books, this trail offers everything a mountain biker could wish for, and then more!!.
The weather was fantastic, the trails, the views ….. just everything was fantastic.
I am not just giving this ride a full 10/10, I am also giving it a gold star!!
I don’t care who you are, or where you are from… Mountain Biking just does not get better than this.
Traffic on Trail : BUSY 20+
Wild Life : who needs wildlife on a ride like this!?
Scenery : Absolutely Fantastic 360 degree 3D Scenery
Other : Although I loved this ride, it was very busy even on a Tuesday morning, I hate to think what it must be like on a weekend
My Trail Rating : 10 / 10 with a Gold Star