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Prime Cut

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 3.0 from 10 votes
  Easy/Intermediate from 2 votes
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Rank: #21 in Fruita
#293 in Colorado
#2,223 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
Restrictions
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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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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