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Grand Junction, CO: Horsethief Bench Loop

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Distance: 5.7 miles


Blast through rock gardens and banked singletrack before a final downhill blitz on this 7.7-mile ride on Horsethief Bench.
  • Overlook
  • Colorado River Views
  • Wash
  • Fast Singletrack
  • Rock Formations
  • Horsethief Bench Loop

From the Kokopelli Trailhead, follow 12 Road for a quick .6-mile ride to a three-way junction. Turn right onto a dirt road, then climb a rocky doubletrack for 1.4 miles to an overlook of the Colorado River and the top of the hike-a-bike down to Horsethief Bench. Ride the 3.6-mile loop clockwise: skirt beneath the orange sandstone cliff to your left, then ride rock-dotted singletrack near the cliff’s edge above the river. On the western end, turn northeast up a drainage and pick up hard-packed singletrack beneath the cliffs. Return up the hike-a-bike and rumble back down the two-track road past piñon pine to the trailhead.

Rating: Intermediate. The doubletrack climb is a short but stiff, and the rocky southwestern half of the loop has nice technical tests. Watch for tube-piercing prickly pear.

Mapped by the Backpacker Map Team

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