Zippety Do Dah - Trail, Fruita, Colorado, Colorado

Zippety Do Dah - Trail, Fruita, Colorado, Colorado

DESCRIPTION

Part of the Bookcliffs area trail system.. A great rollercoaster ride of sweet singletrack. All very rideable, but a little sketchy in areas because of exposed, steep, narrow and fast descents.. But that is what singletrack should be, right? Just to echo the sentiment of the locals, if you dont have the skills to pay the bills, dont ride the trrail. Others have bypassed the steep sections of the trail and made their line.. This ruins Fruita''s amazing singletrack. Ok. enough of that! Enjoy the trail.. It is only one of 6 in the Road 18 area.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 22, 2012]
Roth
Cross Country Rider

Pretty good trail, short climb then it turns into a roller coaster as others described. It's worth doing if you're at 18 Roads.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 18, 2011]
Lawson Raider
Cross Country Rider

If you ride Fruita, you have to ride Zippety...You will regret it if you do not. Rode this back in Sept 2010 and I thorougly loved it. If it is your first time riding a trail like Zippity and are nervous, hook up with a local and they will give you the encouragement to ride it along with some great tips.

The views on this trail are amazing and breathtaking..there is a nice bit of climbing to get to the fun part but you have to pay for your sweet downhills with uphills...Nothing free you know :D

There is a couple of very steep descents on Zippity which for the first time rider will be a pucker.. As long as you remember three rules - 1) Weight Back, 2) Don't lock your brakes -- Modulate at the top and then let go halfway down (you don't want to hard brake at the bottom), and 3) look where you want to go, you will do fine.

Customer Service

Up Prime Cut, across Frontside, down Zippety.

Similar Products Used:

Joe's Ridge, Kessel Run, Chutes and Ladders, and Prime Cut. Any of Mary's Loop.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 10, 2011]
drlg
Cross Country Rider

Very nice trail (not the end-all, be-all like some will proclaim, but still excellent fun). A big thrill for first-timers riding on the spine of the hog's back portions of the trail. Fast descents, some steep climbs (I am now able to ride all the climbs). The crown-jewel of 18 Road.

Customer Service

Up Prime Cut, across Frontside, down Zippety.

Similar Products Used:

Joe's Ridge (18 Road)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 05, 2009]
palmerlaker
Weekend Warrior

Stopped in Frita to ride some trails before heading over to Moab to do the White Rim. Drove up 18 road (alot of dust and washboard) and camped in the BLM camgrounds right at the base of the Bookcliffs. The trail sytem is well marked, but nice to have a map. It has some up-hill single track to get to the top. Don't let the experts only sign scare you, take your time and enjoy nature's rollercoaster! It has some climbs but mainly downhill. The trail was kinda dusty but a blast. You can cross over the road and continue on or make a left and do it all over again. Definitely a Mt Bike highlight!!

Customer Service

We left straight from camp to the trail head. There are plenty of places to park and make multiple loops on any of these trails. There wasn't a fee to camp and they had decent restrooms, however the spots are dry so you'll have to bring plenty of water. Over The Edge bike shop let us fill up a 5gal water jug, just ask...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 27, 2009]
bkribbs
Weekend Warrior

This is the trail that all others will be compared to! Words fail to adequately describe this trail, and the 18 road trail system in general. Some phrases do come to mind: Mountain biking zen. Cycling Bliss. etc. This is undoubtedly the most fun I have had on a bike. It is on the short side, as has been mentioned, but similar to lift assisted resorts, the trail system allows you to bomb down and get back up easily and quickly for multiple runs. This is an amazing trail that has earned a special place in my heart! There is only one thing I hate about Zippity Do Da: It makes everything else seem sub-par! If the Youtube videos don't get you excited, check yourself for a pulse.

Customer Service

Ride up the access road (if you are a downhiller) or ride up prime cut / kessel run. There is much more to this area than just Zippity, and any way you slice it............AWESOME!

Similar Products Used:

All of the 18 road trails. Joes Ridge, Kessel Run, Prime Cut, Western Zippity. Just go. Fruita is surrounded with amazing trails and friendly locals / bike shop guys that are helpful and can guide you to the trails that suit you best.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 09, 2009]
nickcaliva
Racer

Epic.....that is all you have to say. Rated BEST FLOW in the January 2009 Bike Mag trail awards for a reason. This trail is by far my favorite and the one that every trail from now on out will be rated against in my mind. (Well along with Porc Rim in Moab)








Customer Service

The description says it all...don't ride off the trail. Seriously, the land is so fragile around Fruita it will NEVER and I mean NEVER be the same if you do. Respect the land.

Similar Products Used:

Horsethief
Moore Fun

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 21, 2008]
fselker
Cross Country Rider

Big fun! It's a roller coaster, a blast, and a beautiful ridge ride that should not be missed. More fun than Joe's ridge and longer too. If you are comfortable with steep mostly-smooth descents and riding on a ridge, you'll be fine on this - not much in way of rocky hard stuff. I'd say you need to be experienced, but not expert. Are some short steep climbs - good challenges but not big workouts. Great ride.

Customer Service

Up Prime Cut.

Similar Products Used:

Many good trails in the area.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 28, 2007]
oldasiron
Cross Country Rider

Part of Western Zippity is a two-track oil and gas service road bearing WNW toward a depleted gas prospect that now serves as a natural gas storage field. A BLM marker post identifies the right turn onto single-track that begins a long gradual climb north toward the Bookcliffs. Additional campsites are scattered along the northern end of this climb. Approaching the Bookcliffs the trail turns east through a deeply incised landscape where riders using short travel forks may bottom out in the narrow washes that drain the uplands. I had to hike-a-bike to gain the ridge where Western Zippity joins Zippity and connects with Front Side. The Front Side trail continues east through a series of drainages with multiple climbs. From the same vantage point Zippity looks like a gradual coast downhill. The upper portion of Zippity runs along the narrow crest of a ridge and this part of the ride is similar to Joe’s Ridge. Pressing on, the trail bends sharply left around the nose of the ridge followed by two steep downhills, and one extreme downhill leading to the trail’s intersection with the road back to the Road 18 BLM campground. The last downhill requires the rider’s full attention, scan ahead to give yourself enough time to process the alternatives (none) before entering a hard left that begins the descent. This trail delivers in full measure.

Customer Service

Front side to Joe’s Ridge to its connection with the lower portion of Kessel Run. Proceed to the lower end of the trail then head up Western Zippity.

Similar Products Used:

Kessel Run, Joe's Ridge, Chutes and Ladders, Mary's Loop.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 03, 2007]
msrutzie
Cross Country Rider

Unique and wicked fun singletrack. Some steep descents and steep climbs. It got our group whooping. A definate must do! Two thumbs up on the fun meter.

Customer Service

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Similar Products Used:

Joe's Ridge, Kessel

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 28, 2007]
DCB
Weekend Warrior

4/21/2007, Light rain, 50s.
Remained in camp until ~ 10:45 while waiting on 2 additional riders from GJ. Rode chutes and ladders and did not complete the first steep ascent, no legs. Downhill to cattle pond, then up Kessel and into camp. Lunch, sun, and warmer temps. Took Joe’s ridge to connection with lower portion of Kessel. Rode down Kessel then the group split. Two of us headed up Western Zippity, the remainder of the group headed back to camp.

Part of Western Zippity is a two-track oil and gas service road bearing WNW toward a depleted gas prospect that now serves as a natural gas storage field. A BLM marker post identifies the right turn onto single-track that begins a long gradual climb north toward the Bookcliffs. Additional campsites are scattered along the northern end of the climb. The tail bends east through deeply dissected terrain. My fork bottomed out on three separate occasions, each at the base of a tight wash. We had to hike-a-bike to gain the ridge where Western Zippity joins Zippity. Stopped at double diamond “Experts Only” sign and eyeballed Front Side trail for return to camp. Multiple climbs visible were on that route, so we headed down Zippity. This trail resembles a longer version of Joe’s ridge. Met a young couple, the female was off her bike and the prospects for post-ride intimacy were on the wane. My riding partner endo-ed as a way of introducing himself to the couple, somehow he avoided sliding down the west side of the ridge. After bending sharply around the nose of the ridge there ar two steep downhills, followed by one very steep downhill to the intersection with the camp road. The last downhill comes into view quickly resulting in a rapid focus of attention to detail. It’s a smooth section that puts a grin on your face. Turned left on road and returned to camp.

Customer Service

Ride opposite the direction given in the trail summary.

Similar Products Used:

Beaten path from couch to fridge.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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