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58 mi 93 km of trail 6 Featured Rides

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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!

Featured Rides 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.

Zippity Loop

8.5 mi 13.7 km • Loop • 681 ft Ascent 207.56 m Ascent

Singletrack Fruita, CO

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

Chutes & Ladders Loop

6.9 mi 11.2 km • Loop • 637 ft Ascent 194.2 m Ascent

Singletrack Fruita, CO

( 61 )
Favorite There are jumps everywhere on MoJoe.

The Edge Loop

29.1 mi 46.8 km • Loop • 3,132 ft Ascent 954.74 m Ascent

Singletrack Fruita, CO

( 41 )
Favorite The start of the Blue Heron Trail near the southwest side of the campground

Highline Lake

12.5 mi 20.1 km • Loop • 613 ft Ascent 186.91 m Ascent

Singletrack Loma, CO

( 11 )
Favorite Heading back to the top after PBR. Two mile trek uphill every time, thinking of a shuttle-ride.

Vegetarian to Lower Chutes Loop

4.8 mi 7.7 km • Loop • 309 ft Ascent 94.17 m Ascent

Singletrack Fruita, CO

( 11 )
Favorite The start of the Blue Heron Trail near the southwest side of the campground

18 Hours of Fruita

6.9 mi 11.1 km • Loop • 339 ft Ascent 103.39 m Ascent

Singletrack Loma, CO

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Trails in Fruita - 23

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1 Zippity Do Da
Fruita, CO
2.4 mi 3.9 km Fruita, CO
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2.0 mi 3.2 km #2 PBR - Pumps, Bumps, and Rollers
Fruita, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km Fruita, CO
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1.9 mi 3.0 km #3 Joe's Ridge
Fruita, CO
1.9 mi 3.0 km Fruita, CO
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2.1 mi 3.4 km #4 Kessel Run
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2.1 mi 3.4 km Fruita, CO
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1.1 mi 1.7 km #5 MoJoe
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1.1 mi 1.7 km Fruita, CO
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42 days ago
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2.1 mi 3.5 km #6 Prime Cut
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2.1 mi 3.5 km Fruita, CO
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42 days ago
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10.1 mi 16.3 km #7 Sarlacc
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10.1 mi 16.3 km Fruita, CO
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Dry - Nice and sandy. Just the way I like it.
13 days ago
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1.6 mi 2.6 km #8 Down Uppity
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1.6 mi 2.6 km Fruita, CO
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4.1 mi 6.6 km #9 Frontside
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4.1 mi 6.6 km Fruita, CO
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #10 Chutes & Ladders
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1.8 mi 2.9 km Fruita, CO
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4.5 mi 7.2 km #11 Western Zippity
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4.5 mi 7.2 km Fruita, CO
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Great conditions today!
46 days ago
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1.2 mi 1.9 km #12 Engle Loop
Loma, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km Loma, CO
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3.4 mi 5.4 km #13 Highline Lake Trail
Loma, CO
3.4 mi 5.4 km Loma, CO
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89 days ago
3.2 mi 5.2 km #14 Edge Loop - Lipan Canyon Section
Fruita, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km Fruita, CO
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1.4 mi 2.3 km #15 Edge Cutoff West
Fruita, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km Fruita, CO
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0.8 mi 1.3 km #16 East Bluffs Loop
Loma, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km Loma, CO
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1.9 mi 3.1 km #17 Edge Cutoff East
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1.9 mi 3.1 km Fruita, CO
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0.6 mi 1.0 km #18 Mack Mesa S's Trail
Loma, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Loma, CO
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1.1 mi 1.7 km #19 Greasewood Flats Trail
Loma, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km Loma, CO
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2.1 mi 3.4 km #20 Edge Loop - Lower 18 Road Section
Fruita, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km Fruita, CO
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57 days ago
1.6 mi 2.6 km #21 Vegetarian Loop
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1.6 mi 2.6 km Fruita, CO
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42 days ago
1.0 mi 1.6 km #22 Lower Chutes & Ladders
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1.0 mi 1.6 km Fruita, CO
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2 hours ago
5.8 mi 9.3 km #23 B03 - A04
Fruita, CO
5.8 mi 9.3 km Fruita, CO
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Muddy
57 days ago

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