Rim Trail For Mountain Biking

The 118th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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West of Grand Junction and Fruita, the Rabbit Valley Recreation Management Area has miles of trails to explore. The trails vary from buff singletrack with some sandy or rocky sections to packed/sandy double track. In the eastern half of Rabbit Valley, there is the popular Rim Trail (aka East Rim Trail) which has been pretty beat up in the past couple years from motorcycles.

To reach mountain biking at the Rim Trail trailhead from Grand Junction, head west on US70 to Exit #2. Head south on access road to the first intersection. Turn left for about 0.25 miles to the trailhead parking area.

Start riding south on Trail #3 to the Rim Trail (Trail #8).

Overall, Rim Trail is the 118th most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Rim Trail including Kokopelli Trail System, 18 Road Trail System, West Rim Trail, Zion Curtain, West Water and Highline Lake Trail.

Rabbit Valley near Fruita (CO/US)

Rabbit Valley near Fruita (CO/US)

Rabbit Valley near Fruita (CO/US)

Rabbit Valley near Fruita (CO/US)

Rim Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  BLM (970) 244-3000; Fruita Tourism (970) 858-3894; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Over The Edge Cycles (970) 858-7220.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bikers Guide To Colorado" from Dan Hickstein

Recommended Map:  "Fruita/Grand Junction Trail Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Sep. - May

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Onsite Primative Camping; Super 8 (970) 858-0808; Comfort Inn (970) 858-1333

Luxury Loding:  Park Hotel, Fruita (970) 858-3917

Breakfast Restaurant:  Judys Diner on US6, Fruita; Aspen Street Coffee

Reference Source:  click here https://www.blm.gov/colorado

GPS:  39.1855, -109.01482

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  8/19/2016

ID:  18569

Rim Trail Mountain Biking Map


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