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A Kokopelli Loops greatest hits ride in the far west end of the trail system.

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4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Singletrack

4,907' 1,496 m

High

4,565' 1,391 m

Low

644' 196 m

Up

353' 107 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Even on busy spring and fall weekends, Troy Built, along with Lion's Loop, Mack Ridge, and Moore Fun trails remain pretty quiet, offering a respite from the bustle of the Mary's and adjacent loops.

Description

Troy Built trail is a culmination of everything that makes the Kokopelli Loops trails so sweet, featuring a bit of everything to be found throughout the trail network. The trail has swooping flow; technical steps, ledges and squeezes; heart-pounding, anaerobic climbs; and rim exposure. The trail, located at the end of Hawkeye Road is the far western segment of the Kokopelli Loops, and is the exit point of the Kokopelli Trail from the system.

From the Mack exit drive south onto the dirt road towards a parking area. Turn right and drive Hawkeye Road to the west. Park at the small, usually empty parking lot on the left.

Ride a steep little climb up Hawkeye Road to the end of Lion's Loop on the left, and the beginning of Troy Built. Continue west along the doubletrack a few hundred yards to a dirt turnaround, and the beginning of the singletrack.

Descend initially to a wash then begin a tough, 3/4 mile climb; including a tight slick-rock switchback and a number of short, punchy climbs to a high point overlooking Salt Creek to the west. The trail then begins a loose descent bottoming out in another slick rock drainage.

After 1 1/2 trail miles, pass a junction to the right: the exit point of the Kokopelli Trail from the Kokopelli Loops area. From here to Lion's Loop, Kokopelli Trail follows Troy Built.

There is a steep, loose climb immediately after this intersection after which Troy Built traverses a rim with a bit of exposure and becomes much more flowy, punctuated by technical interludes.

After 3 1/2 total trail miles, begin a steep, stinger 1/2 mile climb to Lion's Loop. Fortunately, the top half of this has been realigned, and; although still an effort is much more climeable. Top out at a four-way junction with Lion's Loop and Mack Ridge.

There are several loop options for Troy Built. The most common is a perimeter loop utilizing Hawkeye Road to connect Troy Built with Mary's Loop, and Lion's Loop. This is great in either direction. If ridden clockwise park at the small parking area between Mack and the northern end of Lion's Loop and ride east on the road first to Mary's Loop. If riding counterclockwise park at the main Kokopelli trailhead at Loma and ride west on the road first to Troy Built.

For an all singletrack lollipop loop park at the small parking area between Mack and the northern end of Lion's Loop. Ride Troy Built to Lion's Loop and loop back on Mack Ridge via Mary's Loop (or visa-versa) then return on Troy Built.

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Troy Built is a seldom-ridden blast of a trail on the west end of Kokopelli
May 4, 2018 near Loma, CO

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Apr 9, 2022
Sue U.
Rode from Mack Ridge up. Would be fun to try the other way too.
Sep 26, 2021
Aaron McLeod
May 21, 2019
Don Childrey
3mi
May 17, 2019
Han Yan
May 17, 2018
Preston Dennis
Jun 1, 2017
Brian Thomas
Very technical singletrack. Hike a bike plenty.
May 28, 2017
NATHALIE BROCHU
Sep 25, 2016
Noah Rabinowitz
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