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Prime Cut

Intermediate

Trail

2.1 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 435' 132 m
Descent: -10' -3 m
High: 5,512' 1,680 m
Low: 5,078' 1,548 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

Dogs

Unknown
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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

An easy, enjoyable singletrack ascent to access all the downhill goods.

Nick Wilder

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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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May 24, 2020
Zach Langsley Norman
May 18, 2020
Marissa Eck
2.1mi
Apr 29, 2020
Filip Zaborek
Apr 25, 2020
Sarah Mc
Uphill singletrack at 18 road in Fruita
Nov 10, 2019
Christopher Best
Sep 21, 2019
Seth Hooker
Rode with mom and dad
Jul 26, 2019
Laura Yerkes
Jul 18, 2019
Anthony Raley

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  3.6 from 87 votes

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Photos

A great overview of the 18 Rd. trails in Fruita.
Oct 9, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Heading back to the top after PBR. Two mile trek uphill every time, thinking of a shuttle-ride.
Apr 6, 2016 near Fruita, CO
Ascending Chutes and Ladders just after the intersection with Prime Cut.
Oct 20, 2018 near Fruita, CO
Chutes and Ladders |  SEPT 2017
Nov 10, 2018 near Fruita, CO
Starting the climb up Prime Cut
Apr 10, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Cruising along the top part of PBR before the real fun begins!
Apr 25, 2013 near Fruita, CO

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