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18 Rd. Trailhead

 
TRAIL NAME
MILEAGE
DIFFICULTY
Kessel Run
1.6
Easy
Western Zippity
1.7
More Difficult
Frontside
1.9
More Difficult
Joe’s Ridge
1.1
More Difficult
Prime Cut
1.9
More Difficult
Vegetarian
1.5
More Difficult
Edge Loop
4.7
More Difficult – Very Difficult
Zippity Do Da
2
Very Difficult
Chutes & Ladders
3
Very Difficult

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Map: North Fruita Desert Trail System

Season Dates:  April - October    Note:  Summer temperatures in the area can exceed 100° 

Fees: None

Site Overview: This trailhead is the primary access point for a series of loop trails popular with mountain bikers.

Directions: Take Interstate 70 west to Fruita (Exit 19). Turn right onto Cherry Street and take the first right onto Aspen Avenue. Go through the roundabout and continue on Aspen to Maple Street. Take a left on Maple Street and then travel north. The street will turn into 17.5 Road. Take a right on N.3 road and then a left on 18 Road. Travel approximately seven miles on 18 Road until you reach the North Fruita Desert Trail System 

Contact Information: Grand Junction Field Office 970-244-3000


Activities: 

Mountain BikingHiking

 

 

 

Facilities:

Camping  Vault Toilets

 


 

Biking in the North Fruita Desert

 


Addtional Recreation Opportunities in the North Fruita Desert

North Fruita Desert Campground                        Camping

North Fruita Desert OHV Open Area                   ATVJeepMotorbike


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