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Butterknife

 3.9 (18)

6.7 Miles 10.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

416' 127 m

Ascent

-1,035' -315 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

5,544' 1,690 m

High

4,923' 1,500 m

Low

Shared By Dave Grossman

Conditions


All Clear 34 days ago
Dry History

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A technical, strenuous testpiece.

Dave Grossman

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Open to motorized singletrack, mechanized and foot travel. No 50" use.

Description

This technical trail will challenge riders with its strenuous nature, the rough character of the tread, frequent technical features and a few exposure points. A tight singletrack, it epitomizes the best of desert, all-mountain riding.

The trail saps momentum and rewards riders who can find flow over the rough tread and through the challenges. It twists and swoops like the best trails and offers lots of amazing fun and incredible views.

The trail is accessed via Twist-n-Shout and the return is on the long climb of Windmill Road. Pack lots of water, wear some pads, take a buddy and have an adventure!

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Oct 16, 2018
John Styrnol
Probably the best scenic ride to date for me. Lot's of beach sand. Had to walk more than I would had like to. Lot's of climbing back out, and chunky. 12.5mi
Jun 30, 2018
Dominic Chiappelli
6.7mi
Nov 19, 2017
Pierre Neyron
Nov 5, 2017
Bailey Nelson
steak knife is more like it! very technical, long uphill climb afterwards. 12mi
May 18, 2017
Jamie Groman
12mi
May 2, 2016
Nick Catmur
Dry, technical fun trail. Lots o rocks!
Oct 1, 2015
Carla Hagan
May 13, 2015
Carla Hagan
technical and long

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 18 votes

#3650

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  3.9 from 18 votes
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Rankings

#313

in Colorado

#3,650

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Adam McGowen
Grand Junction, CO
Adam McGowen   Grand Junction, CO
It's shocking that this trail is rated so low... I know there's a brutal, boring 4 mile climb out on jeep road but it should still be at least a 4 star. Name another trail within 20 minutes of a large town this exciting and fun that you likely won't see another person on. Jun 9, 2015
I ride this as an out-and-back. It's a blast in both directions. There are many blind corners and blind crests so pay attention for other trail users. Feb 18, 2018

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