Tour de Kokopelli Loops

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A massive loop ride with essentially no doubling back through the Kokopelli Loops network.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
53 km
Ascent
1.5 km
Descent
1.5 km
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
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Tour de Kokopelli Loops Map

Description

The Kokopelli Loops trail system is one of the most beautiful, most diverse mountain bike networks in the region! Where 18 Road can sometimes feel like a one-trick pony, the diversity of the Kokopelli Loops is truly impressive. Here, you’ll find everything from iconic rock rim traverses high above the stunning Colorado River to brutally-technical enduro descents.

While the singletrack here spans for miles, many of the iconic ride options may feel a bit too short or too granular for true endurance mountain bikers. So to satiate your desire for a true all-day ride, this route links together many of the best trails in the Kokopelli Loops into one big ride with essentially zero doubling back!

The one notable trail that this loop misses is Moore Fun, which can easily be added in with a dirt road connection or swapped for Wrangler's. Instead of Moore Fun, the route as mapped here follows the Wrangler’s Trail back to the main trailhead, giving this route a cross country bias instead of an enduro bias.

Despite that so-called "cross country bias," the average technicality of these trails coupled with some serious crux moves on Horsethief and extended sections of gnar on Lion’s still earns this route a “severe” rating. The miles don't come easily here at the Kokopelli Loops, so this 33-mile ride may just take up the majority of your day!

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.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

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

Features

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

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