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The trails at the North Fruita Desert, (aka 18 road) are pretty fun for most cyclists. Even the... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Locally referred to as "18 Road"

This area has a little for (almost) everyone. A designated shooting area is right by the road... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Fruita, Colorado
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

The trails at the North Fruita Desert, (aka 18 road) are pretty fun for most cyclists. Even the easier trails provide a rather high fun factor. That said, the other major networks in the area (Kokopelli, Lunch Loops) offer more variety, and much more in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This area has a little for (almost) everyone. A designated shooting area is right by the road. There is an area set aside for motorized activity, often dirt bikes and ATVs can be seen zooming around the Bentonite hills. There is both a campground and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 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

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank tiburondelnorte
Reviewed March 15, 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

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank DugW65
Reviewed February 29, 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

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank JJridesalot
Reviewed September 16, 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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank asles002
Reviewed August 1, 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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank aledm
Reviewed July 31, 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

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank DeniseYRoss
Reviewed September 20, 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.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank James W
Reviewed September 1, 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

Date of experience: August 2014
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