Guidebook

Your Guide to Mountain Biking Loma's Kokopelli Loops

Discover the best ride combinations and loop options in this comprehensive guidebook for the Kokopelli Loops.

Greg Heil

Description

While Fruita’s 18 Road Trails receive most of the fame and acclaim from mountain bike tourists and journalists alike, after a couple of rides on the fast, flowy ridges of the North Fruita Desert, the appeal tends to wear off. Once that box has been checked, most mountain bikers then turn their tires toward the Kokopelli Loops, just to the west of Fruita.

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 on trails like Moore Fun. Rustler’s Loop provides the perfect ride for absolute beginners, while advanced riders can explore everything from the iconic Horsethief Bench to the new-school Hawkeye Trail.

With so many options, it can be difficult to know where to begin. In this guidebook, I’ve laid out the best ride combinations and loop options found in the Kokopelli Loops area. Endurance riders might find most of these route recommendations a bit too granular, so for a true all-day ride, I’ve created a route called “Tour de Kokopelli Loops” that links together many of the best trails into one massive loop! But if you want even more mileage, you can do a bit more doubling back and repeating trails to ensure you hit every single stretch of singletrack.

However you prefer to mountain bike and however you choose to slice and dice this trail system, the Kokopelli Loops are guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face at the end of the day!

Mary's -> Steve's -> Wrangler's Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Mary's -> Steve's -> Wrangler's Loop

Fruita
20.7 km
401 m
401 m
An incredibly-scenic intermediate-friendly ride through the Kokopelli Loops.
Difficult
Private
Horsethief Bench
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Horsethief Bench

Fruita
12.9 km
286 m
286 m
Horsethief Bench is the most famous trail in the Kokopelli Trail System, primarily because of its uber-gnarly drop down to the main trail. The views are spectacular as well!
Extreme
Private
Moore Fun Loop: OG Version
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Moore Fun Loop: OG Version

Fruita
17.6 km
421 m
421 m
The original Moore Fun loop route.
Severe
Private
Moore Fun Loop: Newer Version
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Moore Fun Loop: Newer Version

Fruita
15.2 km
346 m
347 m
Enjoy a well-built cross country trail on your way to access the technical centerpiece of the Kokopelli Loops: Moore Fun.
Severe
Private
Rustler's Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Rustler's Loop

Fruita
5.7 km
84 m
81 m
Rustler's Loop is probably the best beginner mountain bike trail in the state of Colorado.
Easy
Private
Troy Built -> Mack Ridge -> Hawkeye Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Troy Built -> Mack Ridge -> Hawkeye Loop

Fruita
16.2 km
387 m
387 m
A lesser-ridden area in the Kokopelli Loops Trail System, with one of the best-quality singletrack trails!
Difficult
Private
Lion's -> Mack Ridge Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Lion's -> Mack Ridge Loop

Fruita
11.1 km
298 m
297 m
A challenging add-on to the more popular rides in the Kokopelli Loops.
Severe
Private
Tour de Kokopelli Loops
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Tour de Kokopelli Loops

Fruita
53.3 km
1,489 m
1,488 m
A massive loop ride with essentially no doubling back through the Kokopelli Loops network.
Severe
Private