OverviewFruita & Grand Junction sit in the geographic shadow of the more famous Moab trails, but with a huge selection and wide variety of singletrack they are quickly emerging as a "go to" destination.
The area has several distinct areas which serve up everything from fast and flowing buff singletrack to technical, rocky downhill terrain. The areas offer something for just about everyone.
Getting ThereFruita is located about 250 miles west of Denver, CO directly off I-70. Drive time takes about 4 hours from Denver, but can be increased due to adverse weather conditions over the mountain passes you will travel across.
Areas to ExploreFruita and Grand Junction offer several distinct riding areas including:
- Travel west of Fruita on I-70 for 4 miles to the Loma exit, then head south before taking a right on the service road.
- Exit on 18 Road exit off I-70 and travel till the road dead ends.
Rabbit Valley Area
- Travel west of Fruita for 17 miles, turn left across the overpass and left again to the parking lot.
Grand Junction Area
- Travel East from Fruita to the CO 340 Overpass, continue to the 2nd light (Monument Rd) and take a right. The parking lot is 2 miles ahead on the left.
External LinksIf you want to see what all the buzz is about, the first and foremost place you need to check is Pete Fagerlin's site, www.petefagerlin.com. Pete has a huge collection of great helmet cam videos that truly showcase the trails in the Fruita/Grand Junction area.
Also check out Fruita's original bike shop, Over The Edge Sports. Over The Edge features a wide variety of high end bikes, and they sponsor the annual Fruita Fat Tire Festival. For more details on the Fat Tire Festival, check out this website.
Another site with trail reviews, ratings and descriptions is Western Colorado Mountain Biking.
CampingLots of camping areas exist including near the Bookcliffs on 18 Road, as well as two state parks and within the Colorado National Monument. Privately run campgrounds are also available in the area.
More information can be obtained here:
Colorado River State Park (970) 858-9188
Highline State Park (970) 858-7208
Fruita Junction RV Park (970) 858-3155