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My friend and I are planning a Fruita/Moab trip and it looks like we will not get time off until Feb or March. I need to know if the Fruita trails are ridable then. I know that you can't ride when they are wet and I figure that wet or melting snow would be pretty bad too. We don't care if it's cold, we are Canadian. Thanks.
 

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trip fruita in Feb & March

Feb is a poor time a round here. maybe a few trails open. March late starts getting better. But you may find you can only ride early in the mornning when things are still frozen.
And some of them be out and backs to stay on the Southern trail side. But who knows it maybe in the 70 again by feb, (Not)
 

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Hmm I would go to Arizona

Fruita in february can be totaly shut down. Rd 18 area would almost definitly be off limits(snow). Moab too could be snowed out. There is a better chance of some good riding in moab(Porcupine rim still had snow on the top section in mid march of this year). If you can, go south to Sedona. Snow doesnt stick around there for any lenth of time. I live 2 hours from both Fruita and Moab and love to push my riding season but February is ski season in colorado.
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Feb. in Moab can be awesome

February's actually my favorite month in Moab, but I have the luxury of just driving over when the weather's super, and don't have to worry about planning 6 months in advance and hitting snow, which is always a possibility on the higher rides, like Porcupine. But even with a ton of snow -- and I was there one winter when they had a foot on the ground, which is a freaky lot for them -- you can always ride the southfacing slopes of slickrock. Even early Feb. I recall being there one Groundhog Day (Feb. 2, not sure if y'all celebrate that one up there, if you do it's probably May 2) and riding in shorts and short sleeves in the sunny 60s. And seeing NO other riders, nor any cars in town with bikes on top. Zero, Zip. Nada. Just like Moab was when I first rode there 20 years ago. By March the place is bustling. If you wait for a fall lull, you can get bummed out in November by storms. Yeah, February is the best month to go there. Trails are still packed firm from winter moisture, and the jeep aholes haven't showed up yet to screw the trails up.
 

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Thanks

Thanks for the info. We do "celebrate" groundhog day but growing up in Sakatchewan as a kid I could never figure it out. 6 more weeks of winter, yeah early spring this year.
 
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