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Prime Cut

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 3.1 from 15 votes
  Easy/Intermediate from 5 votes
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Rank: #16 in Grand Junction and Fruita
#307 in Colorado
#2,471 Overall
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“An easy, enjoyable singletrack ascent to access all the downhill goods.”
Nick Wilder on Mar 29, 2013
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2.3 Miles Singletrack Type 447’ Ascent -12’ Descent 5,077’ Low 5,524’ High
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Uphill traffic only on this one.
Description
This is the primary singletrack to get from the lower parking lot to all the downhill trails such as Kessel Run, PBR, Chutes & Ladders, and Joe's Ridge. The real alternative is the road, which is a lot less fun and not much easier.

From the parking lot, cross the road and glide down the hill to a (usually) dried up pond. Head towards the hills passing a few intersections, following the good signs for Prime Cut. The trail climbs continuously through a wash, but never very steeply and it's generally easy. Near the top there are a couple rocks to watch out for, but this is a good introduction to the area.
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Jun 29
very dry, 105 degrees
Apr 21
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A moderate climb on smooth singletrack leads to swooping hills and big grins.
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PHOTOS of Prime Cut
 3.8 from 4 votes
A great overview of the 18 Rd. trails in Fruita. (Fruita, CO)
 3.0 from 4 votes
Starting the climb up Prime Cut (Fruita, CO)
 2.8 from 4 votes
Cruising along the top part of PBR before the real fun begins! (Fruita, CO)
 2.8 from 4 votes
Cruising up the mellow, twisty, desert climb. (Fruita, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Climbing the relatively mellow Prime Cut trail. (Fruita, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Prime Cut twists its way up, climbing gently alongside 18 Rd. (Fruita, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Easy hills and smooth trail make this an easy climb. (Fruita, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Some of the hills are a little steeper at the top of Prime Cut, but it's... (Fruita, CO)
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