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Frontside

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.4 (22)

Usually used as a connector, but a good trail on its own.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Singletrack

5,571' 1,698 m

High

5,235' 1,596 m

Low

368' 112 m

Up

654' 199 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Description

Most people use this to connect various other runs (especially on the Zippity Loop or Joe's Ridge), but its really a great trail by itself.

Starting at the upper parking lot, it heads through pleasant small hills and trees until Joe's Ridge departs on the left. The riding gets a bit harder for the next mile - you are up in the hills after all! After passing Zippity Do Da on the left, you'll have a very steep set of swtichbacks down into a wash. Beginners might want to walk this section.

The trail intersects Western Zippity, which is a great descent option back to the lower parking lot.

The last portion of Frontside is not ridden frequently unless tackling the Edge Loop - IMBA Epic. From the intersection with Western Zippity, the trail climbs slightly at first before diving into a steep descent that shoots you across the bottom of the mesa. From there, theres one, kick-in-the-pants climb before rolling out to the road.

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Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 22 votes

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  3.4 from 22 votes
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Photos

Ascending Chutes and Ladders just after the intersection with Prime Cut.
Oct 20, 2018 near Fruita, CO
Stunning Views and Desert Colors
May 28, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Beautiful riding once up on the ridge
Apr 1, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Frontside eventually climbs to a ridge, providing epic scenery for the rest of the Zippity ride.
Apr 15, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Brutal climb.  Few people have the lungs and legs for this one!
Apr 1, 2013 near Fruita, CO
Top of the Kessel Run
Apr 1, 2013 near Fruita, CO

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Oct 16, 2020
Chase C
May 19, 2019
Don Childrey
0.8mi
Apr 19, 2019
Tom Dancs
Apr 9, 2019
Matt Chan
Apr 6, 2019
Richard Hopkins
Dry
Sep 29, 2018
Dano Monticelli
Aug 18, 2018
Eric Hall
Jun 19, 2018
Kurt Kuhl
Great trail, lots of rolling hills