Moab 6: Not Moab at all, but a day trip to Fruita, Colorado

We’d all heard wonderful things about the riding in Fruita, Colorado. Well, Alex and I had heard wonderful things, and Brendan had ridden there, and seemed to think it was a good idea. The idea of going over there and camping for a night or two was proposed, but dubious weather and cool overnight temperatures led to a day trip only – to 18 Road.

Zipping over to Western Zipity

The Moosling running most of the way up Prime Cut

Probaby on Western Zipity

Alex on Zipity Doo Dah

The Moosling stares disdainfully from the Tout Singletrailer – probably on Kessel Run

18 Road, Fruita – lots of swoopy fun single track

The Moosling with Mike the Headless Chicken in Fruita

We rode until our legs nearly fell off, then headed back into town.

All in all, 18 Road felt a lot like a nicely bolted sport-climbing area. Fun, and a great workout, but a little tame. I’d love to go back and explore some of the bigger trails the area has to offer.

Distance biked: 38 km
Elevation gain: 785 m

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