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Kokopelli's Trail
Bike Trails and Tours > Kokopelli's Trail (CO) 
Location
140-mile bike trail between Loma, Colorado, and Moab, Utah.
 
Description
This is one of Colorado and Utah’s premier mountain bike trails. Stretching for 140 miles with elevations that rise to 8,400 feet, Kokopelli’s Trail is made up of improved roads, four-wheel-drive roads, and single-track roads. The trail begins in the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area, west of the Loma boat launch site, and ends in Moab, Utah. It is named for Kokopelli, the hump-backed flute player and fertility symbol in the Native American cultures of the Colorado Plateau.
 
Directions
From Grand Junction, travel west on Interstate 70 about 15 miles to the Loma exit (Exit 15). Turn left (west) at the top of the exit ramp to cross over the interstate to the south. Turn right at the access road and follow the signs to the trailhead parking area about 0.5 mile down the gravel road.
 
Visitor Activities
Mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, and picnicking.
 
Special Features
This 140-mile trail winds through remote desert sandstone and shale canyons, often overlooking or hugging the banks of the Colorado River.
 
Permits, Fees, Limitations
None.
 
Accessibility
There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom at the Kokopelli parking area.
 
Camping and Lodging
No camping is allowed at the Kokopelli trailhead. Primitive camping is available on nearby public lands. The nearest lodging is available in Fruita, 5 miles east on Interstate 70.
 
Food and Supplies
Food and supplies are available in Fruita.
 
First Aid
The nearest hospital is in Fruita.
 
Additional Information
This is a primitive bike trail in an undeveloped area. It is very hot in the summer and subject to intense thunderstorms. The trail can be very slippery when wet. Drinking water is not available.
 
Contact Information
BLM - Grand Junction Field Office
2815 H Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Tel: (970) 244-3000

Kokopelli's Trail

Kokopelli’s Trail is tough in places, but the spectacular scenery makes the effort worthwhile for mountain bikers who are up to the challenge. (BLM)
 

Kokopelli's Trail Map
 
Last updated: 10-23-2009