West Rim Trail For Mountain Biking

The 120th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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West of Grand Junction and Fruita in the Rabbit Valley Recreation Management Area, there is the popular West Rim Trail which combines buff singletrack and slickrock riding.

To reach mountain biking for the West Rim Trail at the McDonald Trailhead from Grand Junction, head west on US70 to Exit #2. Head south on access road generally staying to the right. At about a mile in, the road forks -- follow the left fork which is signed with a large caution rough road ahead (its actually easier than the right fork). Continue for about 3 miles to the signed McDonald Trailhead parking area.

Overall, West Rim Trail is the 120th most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby West Rim Trail including Kokopelli Trail System, 18 Road Trail System, Rim Trail, Zion Curtain, West Water and Highline Lake Trail.

Rabbit Valley near Fruita (CO/US)

Rabbit Valley near Fruita (CO/US)

West Rim Trail in Rabbit Valley (CO/US)

West Rim Trail in Rabbit Valley (CO/US)

West 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:  39.1586, -109.0343

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/25/2016

ID:  21741

West Rim Trail Mountain Biking Map


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