Marys Loop Rustlers Loop Horsethief Bench Loop and Steves Loop Fruita

Fruita / Grand Junction has a fantastic reputation among mountain bikers, and many even rate it as the best mountain biking region in the USA.
As soon as I reached Fruita, I knew I was going to love riding these trails, but was I up for a surprise, a very pleasant one!!



Trail Stats & Information

Nearby City: Fruita
Length: 17.2 miles
Trail Type: Loops
Skill Level: Aerobically: easy – strenuous,  Technically: easiest-difficult
Duration: 2 – 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elev: 4500 feet
Top Elev: 4900 feet

Guide Book Description

This ride offers spectacular views of the Colorado River along with an excellent singletrack section that is one of the best in the area for those seeking a moderate ride. The singletrack section along these loops  is just pure fun. Throw in the great views out to the beautiful Colorado River and you have a wonderful mountain biking experience.

My Experience

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! I enjoyed every second and every mile of this ride.
I started the ride on a clear sunny Tuesday morning at about 11 0′ clock. At the Trailhead I got some useful trail  info from a local mountain biker named “Steve”  [ Thanks Dave and the “Beer Crew” it was great meeting you all ]

My ride was as followed:

>> Mary’s Loop onto >>Rustlers Loop >> back onto Mary’s Loop >> Horsethief Bench Loop >> back onto Mary’s Loop >> Steve’s Loop >> back to Trail head on  Mary’s Loop


This was my first ever ride in Fruita, and I absolutely loved it. In my books, this trail offers everything a mountain biker could wish for, and then more!!.
The weather was fantastic, the trails, the views ….. just everything was fantastic.
I am not just giving this ride a full 10/10, I am also giving it a gold star!!
I don’t care who you are, or where you are from… Mountain Biking just does not get better than this.

Other Info:

Traffic on Trail : BUSY 20+
Wild Life : who needs wildlife on a ride like this!?
Scenery : Absolutely Fantastic 360 degree 3D Scenery
Other : Although I loved this ride, it was very busy even on a Tuesday morning, I hate to think what it must be like on a weekend

My Trail Rating : 10 / 10 with a Gold Star


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