Top three reasons to ride the Kokopelli Singletrack
Part of the magnificent 142-mile Kokopelli Trail
Technical sections will challenge your mountain biking skills
A true western adventure with tough climbs and rewarding descents
The Kokopelli Trail spreads from Loma, Colorado, to Moab, Utah, over 142 exciting miles! A section of the trail, the Kokopelli Singletrack, begins just outside the town of Fruita — a town famous for slick rock, junipers, ledges, and cliffs with views overlooking thriving fruit orchards. Ideal for experienced riders, it offers top-class terrain with technical sections and rewarding views along the way. It was even rated as a top destination by BIKE Magazine! The steep climbs and intense downhills traversing the rock rims above the Colorado River are only a part of this experience that every MTB enthusiast will love. As you pass the spectacular McInnis Canyon, you’ll be left in awe of your surroundings — even as you grind the pedals. Find out more about mountain biking for all skill levels in Fruita from Matt McFee, the founder of Hermosa Tours and MTB Guide.
Spring and fall
Grand Junction is less than half an hour away from Fruita
Intermediate to advanced
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3-Day Mountain Biking Tour
Spend three days on the rocky ledges, exposed canyon rims, and views of the muddy Colorado River, as you ride along the Kokopelli Singletrack. For the first two days, explore the exciting routes on the famous Kokopelli Trail, before crossing to the Grand Valley to spend the last day in a singletrack playground nestled beneath the Bookcliffs. When you’re done with the adventure for the day, enjoy a nice meal and get to know your group around the campfire before retreating to your tent for some rest. The trail offers excellent flow with technical sections interspersed, giving you an opportunity to try out very technical, loose, and rocky trails!
Meet your guide
Mountain Bike Guides
The Rim Tours mountain biking experience will be one of the biggest highlights of your entire trip. Our guide was great! She was very patient with those of us who had a more difficult time with the trail. Speaking of, don’t be too worried about a lack of experience. Our family had little to no mountain biking experience. Even though it was tough, we got through. All in all, going with Rim Tours will be a decision you will not regret.
Just go with Rim Tours, will not regret
Awesome guided MTB trail riding led by Melissa B who catered to our group’s varying skill levels from newby to experienced. We all had a blast. Great bikes, amazing scenery. Cannot recommend enough.
Gourmet meals and starry desert nights
Recently enjoyed an amazing five day mountain bike tour on the Kokopelli Trail. Great guides, food, camp setup. Challenging days but lots of support from the snack box to a hot towel to clean off with at camp.
Things to know
Covid measures on Kokopelli Trail, 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, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures on the Kokopelli Trail, 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
- 3 days of mountain biking
- Transportation between basecamps
- Support vehicle for camping gear and personal equipment
- Meals and snacks on the trail
- Helmet and hydration pack
- Beverages, sodas, lemonade, etc.
- Solar shower and washbasins
- Bike insurance
If you have any dietary restrictions, contact us to make arrangements.
What’s not included?
- Bikes — can be rented from the guide ($45 for a Half-Day, $60 for a Full-Day)
- Transportation to and from the trailhead
- Camping gear
- Accommodation prior to and after the trip
- Alcoholic beverages
How fit do I need to be?
You will need to be able to pedal between four and six hours each day. This tour is suitable for riders with good to excellent fitness level. Previous mountain bike experience is recommended. Trail surfaces may include uneven terrain and narrow trails, singletrack, with occasional obstacles (roots, rocks, sand). Riders with minimal mountain bike experience but who have road biking skills or a strong fitness level, along with an adventurous spirit, should be suitable for an intermediate tour.
What if I’ve never mountain biked before?
Previous mountain bike experience is strongly recommended. Riders with minimal mountain bike experience but who have road biking skills or a strong fitness level, along with an adventurous spirit, should be suitable for an intermediate tour. A guide will explain the different mountain bike techniques and body positions to get you feeling comfortable on the trail. 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! If you’re a first-time rider, check out some of our easier tours in Fruita, Colorado!
What about required equipment?
- Sneakers or sport shoes
- Breathable outside layer or jacket
- Bike tights
- Biking shorts
- A riding jersey or t-shirt
- Windbreaker or light jacket
- Two pairs of breathable socks.
- Sneakers or sport shoes
- Water bottle or hydration bladder
- Daypack with snacks
- Biking gloves are optional but recommended
- Bike repair kit
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Unscented “baby-wipes” for quick clean-up after riding
- Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, and pad) — can be rented
- Clothes and shoes for the camp
Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture-wicking or synthetic material.
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes, you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- For this adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 6:1.
- Tours are not private and the cost is per person.
- The cost per person doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
Mountain biking can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- 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 group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
Your adventure will begin in Grand Junction, CO. Most people fly into Denver International Airport that is just over four hours away. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service. Another option is flying into Grand Junction Regional Airport.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will notify you about the exact meeting point. From there, you’ll head to your tour. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on the conditions and ability of the group.