Kokopelli (Grand Junction to Moab) - TRAIL

Kokopelli (Grand Junction to Moab) - Trail, Grand Junction, Colorado

140 miles of single and double track, technical to rolling, gnarly downhills to hike-a-bike uphills, dry desert to the 26 Onion Creek crossings couldn't have been shown to us too much better than Mark, Dave, and Hawk from Kaibab Outfitters, Moab. Excellent terrain, beautiful scenery, and great food!

User Reviews (9)

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bykhed   Cross Country Rider [May 21, 2004]

I've ridden this trail twice: once solo with a bike trailer (unsupported) and another time with a sag vehicle. This is a difficult trail because of the relentless climbing over many days (I recommend at least 5 days). Both times I rode from Loma to Cisco the first day, then Cisco past Dewey, Dewey to Fisher Valley, Fisher Valley to Castle Valley, and Castle Valley to Moab. Each day is 3,000' of climbing and there's a lot of sand the first day. Doing this five days straight is intense - unless you are very fit you will be spanked by the last day. A good idea would be to have a rest day scheduled in the middle of the trip - Fisher Valley and Castle Valley are both scenic spots for a rest day. Do not attempt too early in the season - snow usually persists high on Beaver Mesa until at least April.

Customer Service

Loma to Moab.

Similar Products Used: Ribbon Trail in Grand Junction.
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4
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4
Mack Daddy   [Aug 06, 2000]

It was a really awesome trail. It was also extremely difficult in the summer heat. Make sure you can bunny hop 18" ledges on steep uphill grade. This trail offers excellent scenery and trail riding.

Customer Service

The time that I rode this trail we started at the main trailhead outside of fruita. We rode the 15 mile loop. Back to the parking lot

Similar Products Used: Tabeguache Trail
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4
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Dave   [Nov 09, 2000]

I rode this with my 13yr old son. The great thing about this trail is that it is easily supported by vehicle. We could ride a half day section, such as Rabbit Valley to Cisco boat launch, and my wife would meet us with lunch. We would then ride the next section, to Dewey bridge, and she would meet us for the night. The route is easily broken into half day sections. The terrain varies from high mtn. forests to slick rock, to shale ledges, to river bed, to sandy, unridable sections and every combination. It was a fantastic experience through unmatched country but it was a ride for advanced intermediate riders at a minimum.

Customer Service

Fruita to Moab

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5
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grant   [Jun 05, 2001]

DAMN I love this trail. It is a great combination of technical and dirt roads. This is techincal and after a long day of riding you are really glad you rode this trail

Similar Products Used: i also recommend horse tooth bench, it is an easier trail and MUCH shorter but still fun little ledges and terrain
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5
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Jim Werkmeister   [Jun 06, 2001]

A group of six of us rode this trail unsupported in October of 1999. We camped each night at a pre-determined and pre-stocked location,carrying only our bedrolls and tents on the bikes during the day. We rode at a fairly conservative pace, and got to Moab at lunchtime on the fourth day. I recommend taking at least this long to enjoy the trail, as the scenery is spectacular.

We camped the first night at Westwater Ranger Station on the Colorado River, the second night near Cowskin Flats just south of Dewey's Crossing, and the last night up in the La Sals just off the La Sal Alpine Loop. Each day brought different terrain, riding and scenery, but the best was Fisher Canyon and the Rose Garden section of the third day's ride.

Bring RIDICULOUS amounts of water....you will need every drop. Use slime in your tires, and bring some spare parts such as tires, tubes, cables, etc. to stash in each camp if riding unsupported. Our group went into this ride thinking we had more than enough water, food, parts, spare time, contingency plans, etc. We made out just fine in the end, but came into camp with six dry Camelbaks and backup bottles each of the first three days.

Riding this trail unsupported requires much planning, forethought, and equipment. Only fairly experienced riders of reasonable fitness levels should attempt this ride unsupported. The rewards, however, are priceless. This was the best ride I've ever been on. A fantastic experience.

Customer Service

Fruita to Moab, starting at the Loma Boat Ramp.

Similar Products Used: If you want to enjoy some shorter trails near Fruita, there are several 3-4 hr. loops along the Colorado river that start from the Loma Boat Ramp area. Check with a local shop.
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5
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Jordan Roper   [Jan 07, 2002]

This is a very technical trail, and make sure that you go with a support team. I was out of water by mid-day and everytime there was the van with a fresh supply of water. This ranges from 9500 foot altitude to a 4500 foot altitude. The trail consists of single track, double track, fire road, gravel, 30 foot long patches of beach sand, lots of them. This is definatlely an advanced trail, although when I was 13 I rode it.

Customer Service

Ride the whole thing, it's so crazy, but fun. Go all the way from Moab to GJ. The little loops at the beginning are fun when you're 12 years old.

Similar Products Used: Tabeuache Area, take the trail off of Mira Monte Drive.
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5
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nick   [May 29, 2002]

Not for the faint of heart, bring water, and tools to fix flats. ;)

Customer Service

Start with elephant hill, and go all the way to colorado.

Similar Products Used: Any, awesome camping, and plenty of good biking!
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5
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NumbNutz   [Apr 02, 2003]

If you do this trail, definitely do it with a bunch of fun people. The riding itself is reasonably fun, but not particularly memorable. There are a few good (read: technical) sections, but most of it is farily sedate doubletrack, as well as significant sections of dirt and paved road.

A decent multi-day trip, but don't expect to be wow-ed by the actually riding quality.

Customer Service

Loma exit in Fruita to Moab

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2
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Brandon   [Apr 11, 2003]

look for 2 metal N 's and look off to the side, you will find the craxiesr 12 pack of jumps. Also go to Little Alaska ( a huge hill that is way off into the distance). great to just explore, whith a car and stop and ride all the crazy natural spots

Customer Service

1-70 towards utah

Similar Products Used: Drive to Moab its not to fare, but plan to camp.
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5
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