Fruita Mountain Biking

Hey, look at me.  Two posts in a week. I just might be getting my groove back.

Last weekend a small group of us went down to Fruita, Colorado to do some mountain biking.  Basically getting out of the city for two days and exploring somewhere new.  Fruita has some great mountain biking.  And from what we saw, a huge range from easy single track to huge drops, tough climbs and otherwise extremely technical riding. 

On the first day, we rode from the Kokopelli Trail Head and did the Horsethief Bench and Rustler’s Loop.  Horsethief was amazing. It was the perfect combination of cruiser single track and technical drops and steps.  It really is a good ride for everyone.  Rustler’s is a lot more gentle, but still a great single track.  A great way to tell how well these trails flowed is the fact that I have no pictures from this day’s ride.  The last thing I wanted to do was stop and take pictures.

On the second day, we met up with a friend to show us a few other areas.  We decided to ride in the Grand Junction area so we could see and experience some riding that was a bit different from the first day.  Very different.  We started off doing Andy’s Loop thinking we could make it to the Ribbon.  Andy’s starts off pretty fun.  A bit challenging, but not to bad.   Then, you start to climb.  Andy’s has on sick climb on it.  Just a bruttle, but ridable climb that destroys you for the rest of the ride.  Of course our guide cruised right up it.  After some more technical portions, a few hike a bikes, and a tunnel, we decided to not go to the Ribbon, but return on the Gunny Loop.  Now maybe it was because we were on the top and only had to descend, but the Gunny Loop was really fun. 

So there you have it.  It was a great weekend with lots of biking.  And now for a few pics!

Thanks David for showing us around and giving us a place to stay.

Mountain Biking in Grand Junction. Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.Mountain Biking in Grand Junction. Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.Mountain Biking in Grand Junction. Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

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5 Responses to “Fruita Mountain Biking”

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  2. Sounds like a great trip! The photos are spectacular, and it looks like the mostly cloudy day provided the perfect weather for riding.

  3. Hey Nate, Here’s my friend’s blog we were suppose to ride with, http://lacemine29.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for the ride.
    Dave

  4. Glad we could get a ride in. Here the blog of my friend we were suppose to meet

    http://lacemine29.blogspot.com/

    Lets ride again.
    Dave

  5. Dave, Looks like he really like biking! Some of those trails look like tons of fun. I’ll let you know if I”ll be in that area again. I definitely want to ride there again, probably late fall this year.

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