Fruita, CO 81521

This is what put Fruita on the mountain biking map! The North Fruita Desert Special Recreation Management Area includes 72,000 acres and 250 miles of designated recreation routes. Much of the area is desert valley floor with washes and sharp ridges. At the north end of the area lie the Book Cliffs, one of the longest, continuous geological features in the world. With close proximity to Fruita and Grand Junction, this area is popular for many types of recreation. North Fruita Desert includes an open off-highway vehicle area, an extensive mountain bike trail system, designated OHV routes and a developed campground. Visitation peaks during the spring and fall months.

18 Road Trails Area includes the following trails: Joe's Ridge - 2 miles (Moderate), Edge Loop - 28 mile loop (Moderate to Difficult), Chutes & Ladders - 9.5 mile loop (Difficult), Zippity Do Da - 6.7 miles (Difficult) and The Frontside - 10.5 miles(Moderate to Difficult). Visit the Bureau of Land Management's website for details on camping and trails use.

Difficulty:Difficult, Easy, Moderate, Moderately Difficult
Facility Amenities:Parking, Picnic Area, RV Sites, Tent Sites
Location:Bookcliffs, Fruita
Suitable For Ages:Adults (18+), Kids (5-8), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18), Tweens (9-12)
Time to Experience:Less than 1 hour, 1 - 2 hours, 2 - 3 hours, Full day, Half day, Multi-day