Grand Junction is less than half an hour away from Fruita
Beginner to advanced
The perfect terrain to challenge riders of all abilities
Offering something for every skill level, Fruita is considered by many the premier mountain biking destinations in Colorado. And it is well-worthy of the name. Fruita is famous for slick rock, junipers, ledges and cliffs with beautiful views overlooking thriving fruit orchards. Discover hundreds of miles of singletrack with steep climbs, intense downhills and impressive landscapes. Let your guide take you to the world-class singletrack on the Kokopelli Trail or enjoy the day on the trails locally known as Lunch Loops in Grand Junction. Experience a ride through splendid nature on trails that are perfect for families and beginners, or explore a more dynamic terrain that will challenge even the most adventurous riders!
Most Popular Itineraries
Full-Day Mountain Biking Tour
Use the day for exploring hundreds of miles of tracks and trails around Fruita and Grand Junction with a professional guide. Rocky ledges, exposed canyon rims, and views of the muddy Colorado River currents are a must for all biking enthusiasts. The Kokopelli Trail offers excellent flow with technical sections interspersed, the Lunch Loops give you an opportunity to try out very technical, loose and rocky trails, while 18 Road Trails intended for the most adventurous ones will boast the steepest terrain with the most splendid scenery.
Half-Day Mountain Biking Tour
Perfect for families and beginners, this tour takes around two hours and takes you down some of the best short trails in the area, like the Rustler’s Loop or parts of 18 Road Trails – Zippity Loop or Chutes and Ladders. If you are an advanced rider, join your guide on an adrenaline-packed ride through the Kokopelli Trail or Rabbit Valley, serving miles and miles of challenging routes and fascinating geology.
Things you need to know
Covid measures in Fruita
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Fruita, please visit Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
- Transportation from Colorado Backcountry Biker in Fruita, CO
- Helmet and hydration pack
What’s not included?
- Bikes — can be rented from the guide
- Transportation to Fruita
How fit do I need to be?
You will need to be able to bike between two and six hours, depending on the itinerary you choose. After booking, your guide will determine the group’s skill level and capabilities and cater the day to your specific abilities. Keep in mind, opting for the full day option means more biking, which is strenuous even if you stay on beginner level trails.
What if I never mountain biked before?
As long as you pedal on two wheels, you can book this adventure. A guide will explain the different mountain bike techniques and body positions to get you feeling comfortable on the trial. You will progress at a level that is consistent with your comfort. Once you finally get the hang of trail riding, you will only want more!
What do I need to bring?
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
- Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture-wicking or synthetic material
- Sneakers or sport shoes
- Breathable outside layer or jacket
- Plenty of water, water bottle or hydration bladder
- Daypack with snacks
- Biking gloves are optional but recommended
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
What can I expect from biking with a guide?
One of the reasons why mountain biking is so popular is the rush of adrenaline it sends through your veins. Sure, danger is part of the appeal, but you’ll want to avoid any unnecessary risks by hiring a guide. They’ll make sure you enjoy the ride and feel safe while doing it. There is no road map or GPS technology out there that’s as good as having an experienced local guide to lead the way while mastering unfamiliar trails. There’s always more to see, and your guides know just where to go to find it!
Why should I book with 57hours?
With us, it’s all play and no work for you! 57hours is an open platform that connects you with trained and certified outdoor adventure professionals all over the world. Using our tech-savvy, we make it super easy to find and book adventures worth tackling, with guides worth booking, all gathered from the first-hand experiences of the locals who adventure in these amazing locations.
What about group sizes and pricing?
For this adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 6:1.
The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to go mountain biking with friends and family.
Mountain biking in Fruita can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
What is the minimum age requirement?
- Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to book this course.
- Children as young as 10 are able to go on trips with a legal guardian. That said, if you have a young rider strong enough to handle sustained climbs (either riding or walking their bike) of hundreds of feet, and rough terrain, then they may be able to participate on a case-by-case basis.
- If your party has minors younger than 18 years old, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
What about bad weather?
Tours are scheduled to fit with the seasons and ideal cycling conditions. When the weather does not cooperate, your guide will know the correct course of action to take. Whether that’s shifting to a more favorable location or postponing until conditions approve, your guide will know just what to do. In the event of predictably bad weather, you will be contacted prior to the trip to discuss suitable alternatives.
Do I need an insurance policy?
We highly recommended that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.
If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!
With 57hours, you benefit from both our own cancellation policy as well as that of the individual guiding service that delivers your adventure. All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure, but rest assured that our own cancellation policy will work on top of what is provided by your guide.
For this adventure, 57hours offers a Moderate Cancellation Policy, which states:
If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. For cancellations fourteen (14) to twenty nine (29) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. For cancellations zero (0) to thirteen (13) days in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.
For more information on terms and conditions, please visit our Terms of Service page.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Fruita, CO, most people fly into Denver International Airport that is just over four hours away from Fruita. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service. Another option is flying into Grand Junction Regional Airport, just half an hour away from Fruita.
You will meet your guide at the Colorado Backcountry Biker shop. From there, you’ll head to your tour. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and ability of the group.