Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Fruita with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Love this hike. 5 miles in and out. Beautiful scenery. Must do early to enjoy.

hiking
19 days ago

Too hot during July unless you go very early and best for biking not hiking in summer. Great riding trails on 18 Road

mountain biking
2 months ago

Don’t leave 18 road without going DOWN this. Best fun you will have.

Great beginner trail!

pretty. I have always liked hiking by the water. Strolled with my dog on Mary’s and wrangler. Fairly easy. And got really good view of the river. Lots of MTBs, though.

Great beginner to moderate skill trail. The views of the Colorado River and surrounding scenery is fantastic. It is a popular riding and running area, so at peak times it can be fairly busy, but everyone I’ve met has been respectful and polite.

Enjoyed the walk with my dog, saw lots of mountain bikers and had to keep a sharp eye behind me! Still a beautiful desert trail though, not difficult at all and was completed in 2 hours. Good view of the Colorado river halfway through.

mountain biking
11 months ago

lots of uphill but sick downhill all around good trail for mountain biking!

hiking
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Lots of horse droppings. It's also sandy until you get to the canyon.

hiking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Beautiful trail that winds through the desert and leads to several river overlooks! It was a perfect short hike for the evening once the temperatures cool off.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Great trail system that allows for short or long hikes depending on how you link them together. We used the app on the intersections to confirm where we wanted to go. Saw a group of horse riders as well which was fun. The views of the national monument were stunning!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trail ran/hiked it!!

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Only went a couple miles in but it was a pretty hike!

took this for my first real mountain biking trail. It is marked with hints for newbies like me and the difficulty increases just enough to challenge new riders. the sights are beautiful! and the trail is a blast!!

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

I imagine it's a better trail for mountain biking. So so for hiking. Nice overlook of the Colorado River at one point.

hiking
Friday, December 16, 2016

Great hike that leads into the monument and Kodel mine entrance.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

missed fall colors by a couple weeks but still great

mountain biking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Just finished this trail. First time Mountain Biking, went with friend. It absolutely broke me off. Definitely several spots with a 'pucker factor'. Very fun. Need to get into shape and run it again and again!

mountain biking
Friday, June 10, 2016

More of a mountain biking trail than a hiking trail for sure. This is one of the trails I learned to bike on. Great for beginners (just technical enough to be challenging but not dangerous). The views from the canyon rim are hard to beat on bike trails.

You start with a small climb... a little rocky, but nothing too bad, then the trail winds across the canyon rim for several miles. Quite a fun trail!

mountain biking
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Easy loop. Good for beginner/intermediates to get used to this type of trail. 4 stars for it's access to other trails. Also, the loop is more like 6.5 miles rather than the advertised 8.5 as AllTrails suggests.

mountain biking
Friday, May 10, 2013

This is a very fun trail with excellent views. Because this trail is rated as intermediate, I was caught off guard by the several hike-a-bike sections. But the rideable parts definitely live up to the intermediate rating.

mountain biking
Friday, May 10, 2013

This is a really fun loop, and pretty easy. But the best part is that it accesses many other excellent loops such as Horsethief, Steve's Loop, and Moore Fun.

hiking
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Marrys was a really good one the very begging is not the BEST but after the begging u
It is really easy and fun !!!!

I did it and it was really nice the trail it was a bit hard for me because I'm 11 but other than that I enjoyed it

mountain biking
Monday, August 22, 2011

fun and technical. Worth a spin

mountain biking
Sunday, May 01, 2011

Good trail. Mostly ridable with some tech sections. Anyone who can clean the entrance is my hero.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 08, 2010

18 Road in Fruita is home to what some say the best trails in Colorado, and I had heard a lot about Chutes & Ladders and Zippety Doo Daa.

Zippety Doo Daa is a just a mental trail, that will have you laughing and shitting yourself at the same time. Do not attempt ZDD if you do not like heights and / or very narrow track with a hell of a penalty for any errors. Certain section of ZDD are easily 75 degrees downhill, go too slow and you are off, go too fast and you are off!!

one thing is certain, once you are safely at the end of ZDD, all you want is ONE thing, and that is to do it again!!

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