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Mary's Loop

Consensus:    (details)
 4.1 from 21 votes
blue  Intermediate from 7 votes
Rank: #2 in the Kokopelli Loops area
#37 in CO, #281 Overall
Views: 3,786. Last 30 days: 188
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Sep 4 Green - very dry, few loose sandy sections
Trail near Fruita,  area, 
“A great classic ride by itself, and a great way to connect other trails in the area.”
Nick Wilder on Mar 20, 2013
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5.69.0 milesKilometers 651’198 m Ascent 4,839’1,475 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -429’-131 m Descent 4,580’1,396 m Low 14% Max Grade (8°)
Description
Mary's Loop starts with a solid climb up a rocky dirt road and is not an inviting start. You might look at this from the road and doublecheck the trail sign... but it gets better - much better!

Mary's is one of the classics in the area - partly because the ride itself and the scenery are excellent, and partly because it's the main connector between the other awesome rides here.

You'll soon hit the canyon rim with great stops along the way to take in the massive views overlooking the Colorado river. The doubletrack gives way to singletrack and it gets more technical and rocky in spots. Some riders will need to walk a couple of very short bits.

The trail intersects with the Horsethief Bench Loop, Mary's Cutoff, and Wranglers Loop (Horsethief Bench Loop is well worth a detour, or at least watching someone trying to ride the entrance "hike-a-bike").

Then there's more riding along the rim, with no real climbs but several short technical sections. After the intersection with Steve's Loop (again, well worth a detour), the trail becomes doubletrack again, turns away from the rim, and generally gets less interesting.

You could turn around here or continue another 1.5 doubletrack miles to finish off Mary's Loop when it ends at Lion's Loop.
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COMMENTS
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4.6 (56)
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PHOTOS of Mary's Loop
 4.8 from 6 votes
Mary's Loop weaving around slot canyons (Fruita, Colorado)
 4.5 from 10 votes
Troy kills it on the technical section. (Fruita, Colorado)
 4.5 from 2 votes
There's a high barrier to entry, but once down on Horsethief Bench, ther... (Fruita, Colorado)
 4.3 from 3 votes
Mary's Loop goes on and on like this for miles. (Fruita, Colorado)
 4.3 from 4 votes
One of the few features on Horsethief Bench. It looks intimidating from... (Fruita, Colorado)
 4.0 from 4 votes
The initial climb up Mary's Loop can be a rude awakening. Stick with it... (Fruita, Colorado)
 4.0 from 4 votes
Cruising along Mary's Loop (Fruita, Colorado)
 4.0 from 4 votes
Mary's Loop: depsite some rocks and ledge systems that many people have... (Fruita, Colorado)
 4.0 from 4 votes
More Mary's Loop fun. (Fruita, Colorado)
 4.0 from 3 votes
Shade can be hard to find. Looking down at Horsethief Bench from Mary's... (Fruita, Colorado)
 4.0 from 2 votes
Typical amazing scenery along Mary's Loop (Fruita, Colorado)
 3.8 from 4 votes
The scene at the entrance to Horsethief Bench. Once down on the bench, ... (Fruita, Colorado)
 3.7 from 3 votes
Clean after 3 tries in 2003. Been too chicken to do it again ever since. (Fruita, Colorado)
 3.7 from 3 votes
If you haven't ridden the Kokopelli Trail, this will give you a taste of... (Loma, Colorado)
 3.7 from 3 votes
One two-foot drop might not be that bad, but he's cleaning the 10th in a... (Fruita, Colorado)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Overlooking Horesethief, growing the anticipation! (Loma, Colorado)
 3.0 from 2 votes
Mary's Loop has a few of these technical trail features. (Fruita, Colorado)
 2.3 from 3 votes
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