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40 mi 65 km of trail 0 Featured Runs

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Fruita, CO has emerged in recent years as a sweet alternative to Moab, UT for those traveling from Colorado's front range. The shorter drive times and wide variety of trail options makes it a great family spot.

Check out the town's newly revamped website gofruita.com for an overview of all the recreation opportunities in the area.

Local Info

In the Kokopelli Trail area, check out the incredible intro trail, Rustler's Loop. Or, head out to 18 road for a ton of great short options like 18 Road Trails - Zippity Loop, or Chutes & Ladders.

Camping & Lodging

Highline Lake State Park is a fantastic spot for families, and provides easy access to the Kokopelli Trail, and a lake to play in.

There's also plenty of camping near the 18 road trail system. The official campsite has 35 sites with fire rings, and requires a $10 fee. Check out the local BLM website for more info.

Camping is also allowed along the undeveloped BLM lands in this area. You'll see spots along the dirt road past the 18 road trailhead.

If you prefer beds to thermarests, there are several inexpensive hotel options just south of I-70. Two hotels that seem to be friendly to outdoor folks are:
La Quinta Fruita and Super 8 Fruita. Or, if you'd rather stay in a home than a motel/hotel, be sure to check out Fruita CrashPad's VRBO listings.

Food & Drink

Hot Tomato Cafe - the best pizza and beer for many miles, and in our professional opinion, the best food option in Fruita. But beware - it's usually PACKED during prime time!

For coffee, check out Aspen Street Coffee Company on E Aspen Ave (Main Street), just off the circle in town. People rave about the Mike's Mocha there.

Camilla's Kaffe (206 E Aspen Ave) generally get's a nod for basic burgers and Mexican.

Suds Brothers Brewery could be a good option for fresh beer and general pub fare, although it wasn't memorable when we tried it.

If Hot Tomato is too crowded, hop over to Copper Club. They're a craft brewer, and they seem to have adopted the bike theme. Additionally, you can just order some Hot Tomato pizza and have it delivered to Copper Club!

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10.3 mi 16.6 km
#1 Sarlacc Trail
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#3 Zippity Do Da
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2.4 mi 3.9 km Fruita, CO
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#4 Joe's Ridge
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#5 Kessel Run
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2.1 mi 3.4 km Fruita, CO
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1.6 mi 2.6 km
#6 Down Uppity Trail
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1.6 mi 2.6 km Fruita, CO
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#7 Edge Cutoff East
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1.0 mi 1.6 km Fruita, CO
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#11 Frontside Trail
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4.1 mi 6.6 km Fruita, CO
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#12 Prime Cut
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2.1 mi 3.5 km Fruita, CO
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#13 Edge Cutoff West
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#14 Vegetarian Loop
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1.6 mi 2.6 km Fruita, CO
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