Moore Fun Loop: Newer Version

Fruita

Enjoy a well-built cross country trail on your way to access the technical centerpiece of the Kokopelli Loops: Moore Fun.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
15 km
Ascent
346 m
Descent
347 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.5 km
Gradient
11˚
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Moore Fun Loop: Newer Version Map

Description

Second only to Horsethief Bench, Moore Fun is the highest-acclaimed technical mountain bike trail in the popular Kokopelli Loops Trail System. This renowned stretch of singletrack is a worthy goal for the advanced mountain biker looking for a challenge in Fruita!

To get to Moore Fun, take the Wrangler’s trail across the hillside from the dirt road. Wrangler’s has seen radical upgrades with the addition of new stretches of fantastic singletrack in spring 2019. The new singletrack offers a flowy switchback climb up the hillside, gorgeous traversing with expansive views of the river and trails below, and a swoopy descent down the opposite side of the ridge. While Mary’s used to be the preferred route to access Moore Fun, Wrangler’s will now forever be the preferred option!

Moore Fun itself begins with a wicked climb up tall ledges as it ascends the hillside. Shortly, you’ll reach a split in the trail with the option to keep climbing or traverse across the hillside instead. Like the new singletrack on Wrangler’s, the traverse across the hillside was added in spring 2019 to bypass an absurd climb that very few riders enjoyed. Despite cutting out some climbing, the traverse is by no means easy—off-camber singletrack runs across exposed slickrock slabs and up and down steep rock drops.

Eventually, you’ll rejoin the original trail—get ready for some downhill ripping! Moore Fun plummets down gnarly slickrock slabs and into steep rock gardens, with optional ledge drops presenting themselves at intervals. The occasional punch-in-the-gut climb will keep you honest, but the climbs that swing back up the hillside inevitably deliver you to a delicious slab of rock to bomb back down!

Compared to the slickrock slab riding found in nearby Moab, Moore Fun is respectable but not exemplary. But compared to the relatively non-technical riding found in the Fruita/Loma area, Moore Fun is a delightful thrill and change of pace.

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Features

  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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