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Prime Cut

Intermediate
 3.7 (98)

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


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.5

KM

Singletrack

5,512' 1,680 m

High

5,078' 1,548 m

Low

435' 132 m

Up

10' 3 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Andrew Courtney

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 98 votes

#66

Overall
  3.7 from 98 votes
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Trail Rankings

#29

in Colorado

#66

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Photos

A great overview of the 18 Rd. trails in Fruita.
Oct 9, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Ascending Chutes and Ladders just after the intersection with Prime Cut.
Oct 20, 2018 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
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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May 8, 2021
Robert Hernandez
May 8, 2021
Joshua Sylvester
2nd Lap
May 4, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Apr 30, 2021
Matthew Holloran
rated intermediate, my 9 and 11 year old rode it and cleared about 85 % of it. Couple of down and ups with rocks and roots but a nice option v. road
Apr 24, 2021
Jory Lewis
Apr 24, 2021
Trent R
Apr 23, 2021
Jory Lewis
Apr 15, 2021
John Corp