Mountain Biking Fruita
Located just across the border from Moab, America’s mountain-biking capital, the area around the western slope town of Fruita offers much of the same slickrock scenery and challenges as its Utahn neighbor with fewer crowds. First-time visitors can start with Mary’s Loop, an eight-and-a-half mile rimside ride along the edge of the nearby canyons with epic, wide-open views of the Colorado
River below. If you’re looking for something grander, the 142-mile Kokopelli Trail connects Fruita to Moab, winding through the deserts of southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah along the way; plan on taking five days to make the trip.