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.
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
- Half or full day of mountain biking depending on your itinerary
- Transportation from Colorado Backcountry Biker in Fruita, CO
- Helmet and hydration pack
What’s not included?
- Bikes — can be rented from the guide ($45 for a Half-Day, $60 for a Full-Day)
- Transportation to Fruita
- Food and snacks
You will need to be able to pedal between two and six hours, depending on the itinerary you choose. Even the easy tours require that riders be fit enough to pedal up some rising terrain. 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.
To book this adventure, all riders, regardless of age or height, must be capable of operating hand brakes and shifting gears. 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!
- 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.)
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 prices:
- For this adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 6:1.
- All the tours are private and cost is per person.
- 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.
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.
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 the conditions and ability of the group.