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72 mi 115 km of trail 6 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 15 Trails Intermediate Trails 18 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Fruita, CO has emerged in recent years as a sweet alternative to Moab, UT for those traveling from Colorado's front range. The shorter drive times and wide variety of trail options makes it a great family spot.

Check out the town's newly revamped website gofruita.com for an overview of all the recreation opportunities in the area.

Local Info

In the Kokopelli Trail area, check out the incredible intro ride, Rustler's Loop for a good family experience. Or for a less family-oriented ride, ride Kokopelli Loops - Mary's, Horsethief, Steve's, and Wranglers. Or, head out to 18 road for a ton of great short options like 18 Road Trails - Zippity Loop, or Chutes & Ladders.

Camping & Lodging

Highline Lake State Park is a fantastic spot for families, and provides easy access to the Kokopelli Trail, and a lake to play in.

There's also plenty of camping near the 18 road trail system. The official campsite has 35 sites with fire rings, and requires a $10 fee. Check out the local BLM website for more info.

Camping is also allowed along the undeveloped BLM lands in this area. You'll see spots along the dirt road past the 18 road trailhead.

If you prefer beds to thermarests, there are several inexpensive hotel options just south of I-70. Two hotels that seem to be friendly to outdoor folks are:
La Quinta Fruita and Super 8 Fruita. Or, if you'd rather stay in a home than a motel/hotel, be sure to check out Fruita CrashPad's VRBO listings.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Colorado Backcountry Biker offers self-guided, supported, multi-day hut-to-hut trips on the Uncompahgre Plateau and runs a full-service bike shop and rental facility. They're on the circle in downtown Fruita.

Over the Edge Sports is a famed local shop that offers full service repairs, demos & a wealth of knowledge about Fruita riding. Case in point...these guys put on the legendary Fruita Fat Tire Festival each Spring. OTE Sports is located smack downtown on the southeast corner of Aspen & Mulberry.

Chasing Epic offers all-inclusive, multi-day guided mountain bike vacations so you can explore all the Fruita classics. Their trips include lodging, meals, high-end bikes, guides and much more. Check them out at chasingepicmtb.com/fruita-g…

Additionally, if you are looking for advice or support for a bike trip here, definitely contact Western Spirit Cycling. Their guides have these trails dialed, plus they will get their massive support truck to camp, whip up amazing food, and keep the beer cold.

Food & Drink

Hot Tomato Cafe - the best pizza and beer for many miles, and in our professional opinion, the best food option in Fruita. But beware - it's usually PACKED during prime time!

For coffee, check out Aspen Street Coffee Company on E Aspen Ave (Main Street), just off the circle in town. People rave about the Mike's Mocha there.

Camilla's Kaffe (206 E Aspen Ave) generally get's a nod for basic burgers and Mexican.

Suds Brothers Brewery could be a good option for fresh beer and general pub fare, although it wasn't memorable when we tried it.

If Hot Tomato is too crowded, hop over to Copper Club. They're a craft brewer, and they seem to have adopted the bike theme. Additionally, you can just order some Hot Tomato pizza and have it delivered to Copper Club!

Recommended Routes in Fruita - 6

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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 703' Up 214.27 m Up 703' Down 214.35 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite Ascending Chutes and Ladders just after the intersection with Prime Cut.
Intermediate/Difficult

Chutes & Ladders Loop

6.9 mi 11.2 km 637' Up 194.2 m Up 637' Down 194.22 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite There are jumps everywhere on MoJoe.
Difficult

The Edge Loop

29.1 mi 46.8 km 3,132' Up 954.74 m Up 3,132' Down 954.73 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite The start of the Blue Heron Trail near the southwest side of the campground
Easy/Intermediate

Highline Lake

12.5 mi 20.1 km 613' Up 186.91 m Up 614' Down 187.04 m Down

Loma, CO
Favorite Heading back to the top after PBR. Two mile trek uphill every time, thinking of a shuttle-ride.
Easy/Intermediate

Vegetarian to Lower Chutes Loop

4.8 mi 7.7 km 309' Up 94.17 m Up 309' Down 94.2 m Down

Fruita, CO
Favorite The start of the Blue Heron Trail near the southwest side of the campground
Intermediate

18 Hours of Fruita

6.9 mi 11.1 km 339' Up 103.39 m Up 339' Down 103.42 m Down

Loma, CO

Trails in Fruita - 27

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2.0 mi 3.2 km #1PBR - Pumps, Bumps, and Rollers
Intermediate
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1.9 mi 3.0 km #2Joe's Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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2.4 mi 3.9 km #3Zippity Do Da
Difficult
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Difficult
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1.6 mi 2.6 km #4MoJoe
Intermediate/Difficult
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2.1 mi 3.4 km #5Kessel Run
Intermediate
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2.1 mi 3.5 km #6Prime Cut
Intermediate
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10.1 mi 16.3 km #7Sarlacc
Intermediate/Difficult
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2.0 mi 3.2 km #8Zip Off
Easy
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Easy
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1.6 mi 2.6 km #9Down Uppity
Intermediate
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4.1 mi 6.6 km #10Frontside
Intermediate/Difficult
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #11Chutes & Ladders
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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1.4 mi 2.3 km #12Western Zippity
Intermediate
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1.2 mi 1.9 km #13Engle Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Loma, CO
Easy/Intermediate
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3.4 mi 5.4 km #14Highline Lake Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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3.2 mi 5.2 km #15Edge Loop - Lipan Canyon Section
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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1.6 mi 2.6 km #16Vegetarian
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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2.1 mi 3.4 km #17Edge Loop - Lower 18 Road Section
Easy
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Easy
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1.4 mi 2.3 km #18Edge Cutoff West
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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0.8 mi 1.3 km #19East Bluffs Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Loma, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Loma, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km #20Edge Cutoff East
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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0.6 mi 1.0 km #21Mack Mesa S's Trail
Intermediate
Loma, CO
Intermediate
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1.1 mi 1.7 km #22Greasewood Flats Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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1.0 mi 1.6 km #23Lower Chutes & Ladders
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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5.8 mi 9.3 km #24B03 - A04
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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8.6 mi 13.9 km #25Colorado Riverfront Trail: Monument View Section
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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4.4 mi 7.2 km #26Colorado Riverfront Trail: Kokopelli Section
Easy
Loma, CO
Easy
Loma, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #27Little Salt Wash Trail: Riverfront Trail Connector
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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Photos of Fruita - 135

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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
Just starting to get into the fun stuff on Joe's Ridge!
May 4, 2018 near Fruita, CO
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.
Nov 16, 2015 near Fruita, CO
Joes Ridge has plenty of sniper lines if you're looking to push it!
Jan 17, 2017 near Fruita, CO
There are jumps everywhere on MoJoe.
Jan 17, 2017 near Fruita, CO
Descending to the rim overlook on the Book Cliffs.
Jun 29, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Endless flow on Zippity Do Da.
Oct 2, 2014 near Fruita, CO