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1,098 mi 1,767 km of trail 35 Rides

Easy Trails 65 Trails Intermediate Trails 205 Trails Hard Trails 80 Trails
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Rides in Western Colorado - 37

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Favorite The trail gets technical as you turn away from the Colorado River
Intermediate/Difficult

Kokopelli Loops - Mary's, Horsethief, Steve's, and Wranglers

18.2 mi 29.3 km • Loop • 1,543 ft Ascent 470.43 m Ascent

(174) Loma, CO
Favorite Here's a great insider's tip:  Ride the 18 Road trails just before sunset... the trails will be empty, the light will be epic, and the views are unreal.
Intermediate/Difficult

Zippity Loop

8.5 mi 13.7 km • Loop • 703 ft Ascent 214.27 m Ascent

(143) Fruita, CO
Favorite Sunset over the Colorado on Rustler's Loop Trail.  This photo is looking toward the start of Rattlesnake Canyon.
Easy/Intermediate

Rustler's

3.9 mi 6.2 km • Point to Point • 281 ft Ascent 85.7 m Ascent

(136) Loma, CO
Favorite The downhill segment of the Gunny Loops is one of the best in the Fruita - Grand Junction area.
Difficult

Lunch Loop Trails - Gunny Loop

12.1 mi 19.5 km • Point to Point • 1,362 ft Ascent 415.11 m Ascent

(75) Orchard…, CO
Favorite Palisade Rim Trail runs along the edge of the cliffs on the right, it's a long way down, hence the "Need to Know" section says to watch where you're going.  Nice views though.
Difficult

Palisade Rim

8.7 mi 14.0 km • Loop • 1,324 ft Ascent 403.69 m Ascent

(84) Palisade, CO
Favorite Mary's Loop weaving around slot canyons
Difficult

Kokopelli Trail

143.5 mi 230.9 km • Point to Point • 13,595 ft Ascent 4143.68 m Ascent

(38) Loma, CO
Favorite A pedaler and her pooches soak up the last rays of summer on the Colorado Trail.
Very Difficult

Colorado Trail: The Entire MTB Route - IMBA EPIC

549.3 mi 884.0 km • Point to Point • 71,117 ft Ascent 21676.5 m Ascent

(22) Roxboro…, CO
Favorite Riding the Western Rim Trail in Rabbit Valley, Colorado
Intermediate

Rabbit Valley to Western Rim

19.7 mi 31.7 km • Loop • 1,425 ft Ascent 434.38 m Ascent

(51) Loma, CO

Trails in Western Colorado - 315

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3.9 mi 6.3 km #1Horsethief Bench
Intermediate/Difficult
Loma, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km Loma, CO 155 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #2PBR - Pumps, Bumps, and Rollers
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Fruita, CO 180 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #3Zippity Do Da
Difficult
Fruita, CO
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Fruita, CO 111 
1.9 mi 3.0 km #4Joe's Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
Fruita, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.9 mi 3.0 km Fruita, CO 151 
1.6 mi 2.6 km #5MoJoe
Intermediate/Difficult
Fruita, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.6 mi 2.6 km Fruita, CO 98 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Kessel Run
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Fruita, CO 132 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #7Mary's
Intermediate
Loma, CO
Intermediate
5.6 mi 9.0 km Loma, CO 86 
3.0 mi 4.9 km #8Ribbon Trail
Difficult
Redlands, CO
Difficult
3.0 mi 4.9 km Redlands, CO 66 
2.1 mi 3.5 km #9Prime Cut
Intermediate
Fruita, CO
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.5 km Fruita, CO 87 
3.3 mi 5.3 km #10Steve's Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Loma, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Loma, CO 47 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #11Holy Cross
Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.3 km Orchard Mesa, CO 38 
4.6 mi 7.4 km #12Moore Fun
Very Difficult
Loma, CO
Very Difficult
4.6 mi 7.4 km Loma, CO 53 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #13Free Lunch
Very Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Very Difficult
1.1 mi 1.7 km Orchard Mesa, CO 21 
6.1 mi 9.8 km #14Western Rim
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
6.1 mi 9.8 km Moab, UT 21 
6.1 mi 9.7 km #15Gunny Loop
Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Difficult
6.1 mi 9.7 km Orchard Mesa, CO 27 
2.9 mi 4.7 km #16Hawkeye Trail
Difficult
Loma, CO
Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Loma, CO 25 
10.1 mi 16.3 km #17Sarlacc
Intermediate/Difficult
Fruita, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
10.1 mi 16.3 km Fruita, CO 24 
4.0 mi 6.4 km #18China Wall Trail
Intermediate
Meeker, CO
Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.4 km Meeker, CO 11 
124.3 mi 200.0 km #19Paradox Trail
Difficult
Moab, UT
Difficult
124.3 mi 200.0 km Moab, UT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #20Stairway to Heaven
Intermediate/Difficult
New Castle, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.0 mi 3.2 km New Castle, CO 20 

Photos of Western Colorado - 615

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Cleaning the entrance to Horsethief Bench Loop... Going UP! Allez!!
Oct 26, 2016 near Loma, CO
A quick lap on one of the favorites at Kokopelli Loops–Horsethief Bench.
Dec 23, 2016 near Loma, CO
The downhill segment of the Gunny Loops is one of the best in the Fruita - Grand Junction area.
Jun 2, 2016 near Orchard…, CO
A great overview of the 18 Rd. trails in Fruita.
Oct 9, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Awesome sunset on Joe's Ridge
Apr 10, 2013 near Fruita, CO
The trail gets technical as you turn away from the Colorado River
May 4, 2018 near Loma, CO
If you keep right on the ribbon you'll see this drop located on a side trail in the trees
Apr 2, 2018 near Redlands, CO
Troy kills it on the technical section.
Nov 1, 2013 near Loma, CO