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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.