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Kokopelli Trail

Summary

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If you've heard about the great mountain biking near Fruita, Colorado, here's your chance to see what all the talk is about! More than 140 miles of secluded trails and jeep roads. With many long ascents and an exhilarating descent on Moab's popular Porcupine Rim Trail this tour is perfect for mountain bike riders looking for a challenge.

Mountain bike
5 days
230 km / 143 mi
$ 1,394.-
  • The 2019 price is on request.
  • Remote camping tour.
  • Excellent meals and support.
  • Snacks and sport-drinks included.
  • Including souvenir shirt.
  • Guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts.
  • Rental Camping equipment: 3 p. tent, air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, not included.($103)
  • Please plan on arriving in Grand Junction at least one day prior to your trip departure; day one of your itinerary starts at 09.00 a.m.
  • Not Included: lodging before or after the tour, personal camping gear, rental bike, or gratuities to guides.
  • Guaranteed Trip Departure Policy

    You will have the option of paying an extra $400 pp to guarantee that your trip will run even with only 2 bookings. If we receive 2 other bookings then we will refund or not charge the extra $400 pp.

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Details

Type
Mountain bike
Duration
5 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Technical level
Easy = unpaved roads, almost flat
Average = narrow paths, steep climbing
Difficult = barely used trails, rocks
Difficult
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
230 km / 143 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Rental
Dates
01 Apr 2019 - 05 Apr 2019
08 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
22 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
29 Apr 2019 - 03 May 2019
06 May 2019 - 10 May 2019
02 Sep 2019 - 06 Sep 2019
09 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
16 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019 - 04 Sep 2019
2019 start date: October 7
Start
Fruita (09.00)
Finish
Moab, UT (14.00)
Airport at start
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
Airport at finish
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 1,394.-
Bike rental
specialized mountainbike Stumpjumper
$ 257.-
Optional
Camping gear rental
3-man tent with fly and group tarp, three-season 30 degree sleeping bag, a camp pillow(you provide the pillow case) and a self-inflating ground pad
$ 103.-
Optional
Pillow + sleeping Bag
$ 35.-
Optional
Tent
$ 59.-
Optional
Ground Pad
$ 18.-
Optional

Itinerary

Day 1: Fruita to Rabbit Valley

From Grand Junction, we’ll take a shuttle to the trailhead in Fruita, have a brief orientation, and begin a beautiful and moderately technical singletrack ride along the Colorado River. The Fruita Loops are widely recognized as some of the best singletrack anywhere. This trail has sections of short steep climbs and descents, creating a true mountain biking adventure. After lunch, we return to the Kokopelli Trail for a challenging yet scenic ride to our camp in Rabbit Valley.
26 miles. Camping: Rabbit Valley
Singletrack & Jeep road. No van support

Day 2: Rabbit Valley to Fish Ford

After a delicious breakfast we start the day with a rolling singletrack followed by a progressively harder and rougher jeep road along the low regions of the Colorado River plains. The views of the Manti La Sal Mountains linger in the distance for a truly incredible landscape. Most of the day is broken double track and fire road with one steep climb. Tonight’s camp is on the Colorado River.
32 miles. Camping: Fish Ford.
Doubletrack. Some van support.

Day 3: Fish Ford to Fisher Valley

Leaving our Colorado River camp, we ride sections of doubletrack and singletrack and a 10 mile cruise on the scenic “River Road” highway, which takes us to one of our favorite trails - Onion Creek. Tall red cliffs of Cutler sandstone and intriguing rock formations line the canyon. We spend the afternoon climbing up through the canyon crossing Onion Creek over 20 times. Our camp is in Fisher Valley, which borders the Manti-La Sal Mountains. From our camp, a short hike takes us to a well-hidden Anasazi ruin.
35 miles Camping: Fisher Valley.
Singletrack, Doubletrack & Jeep road. Some van support.

Day 4:Fisher Valley to Castle Valley

Today’s ride involves climbing over 4,000 feet to the high Manti-La Sal Mountains! From our vantage point atop the mountain, we’ll take a quick
look at real dinosaur tracks that seem to “walk” off the edge of a cliff! We’ll also have great views of Castle Valley and Fisher Valley. We’ll descend
into camp in Castle Valley, where a refreshing dip in a mountain stream awaits us.
38 miles. Camping: Castle Valley
Jeep road. Some van support.

Day 5: Castle Valley to Moab

Today’s ride is your reward for yesterday’s tough climb. We descend one of the most popular mountain bike trails in the world, the Porcupine Rim. Catching a quick short-cut, we bypass half of the uphill section for 14 miles of pure, fast downhill on very challenging doubletrack and singletrack. Views, of course, are unsurpassed as we view Castle Valley and the Colorado River from high above. We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in Moab and then shuttle back at 2 p.m. to Grand Junction where we should arrive around 5 p.m.
20 miles
Singletrack & Doubletrack. Very little support.

This is a general itinerary and may vary. The tour operator reserves the right to make changes
due to weather, local conditions, government intervention, or any unforeseen reasons that may
affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Inns are subject to change .

Map & Routes

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Bicycle

rental-santa-cruz-heckler Santa Cruz Heckler 29-er rental bike.
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