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dirt! high desert! single trax! sort of close to town ...

not being real ardent mountain bikers (we can WALK a single-track faster than we can bike) we visit... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
whitewater colorado
Super fun Mtn. Biking

If you haven't been Mtn Biking at N. Fruita Desert/18 Rd. you need to go. We go at least once a... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
Silverton, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

not being real ardent mountain bikers (we can WALK a single-track faster than we can bike) we visit this area when there are few(er) others out there. Not only can an outdoor-exercise enthusiast visit the "actual" BLM-maintained campground, etc. (up 18 Road) -- just about...More

1  Thank tiburondelnorte
Reviewed 16 March 2016

If you haven't been Mtn Biking at N. Fruita Desert/18 Rd. you need to go. We go at least once a year and camp in the developed area. It has campsites that will work for 2 cars/tents, more if you can get a couple next...More

Thank DugW65
Reviewed 29 February 2016

If you're looking for technical trail, head a few miles south to the kokopelli trails (which are excellent as well), but if FAST and FLOWY is what you want, these trails are it. If you want to introduce your kids (or anyone) to mountain biking,...More

1  Thank JJridesalot
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Kessel Run is great for beginner mountain bikers. When my kiddos were little, we could even drive them to the beginning of the trail on the campground road and then ride down hill over this fun roly-poly trail.

Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We found a perfect mountain biking trail for us, oldsters. We biked 3.77 miles on a beginner’s trail past Utah junipers (with berries!) and saw a rabbit and a lizard. There was sage and green brush/grass. It flowering cactus was about a month away from...More

Thank aledm
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and son flew out to Fruita with their newly purchased mountain bikes for a four day beginner's camp. They have been hooked ever since. We returned to 18 road in the North Fruita desert to relive the experience. There are great trails that...More

1  Thank DeniseYRoss
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

Great trails to introduce a beginner mtn biker to. Has some harder trails to push myself. Optimal on a 27.5 or 29er.

Thank James W
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My family likes to camp and bike here. It is a haven for single track bikers. Many trails that stay low or climb high. The children love this place as well. My 3 yr old grandson Logan can even do trails on his strider! Camping...More

Thank momentobello
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The 18 Rd/North Fruita Desert SMRA provides a zillion miles and acres of perfect off road bicycling trails at all levels. There's plenty of primitive camping space as this is BLM, but there's also a nice, RV capable campground. "The North Fruita Desert Special Recreation...More

2  Thank Albert A
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