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Grand Junction, CO: Zippety Do Da

This 6.5-mile mountain bike loop features the best of the Bookcliffs trails: Zippety Do Da’s steeps, the gnarly drop off Joe’s Ridge, and Kessel Run’s slalom course.

Rating

Riding Zippety Do Da from the lower Bookcliffs Trailhead, mountain bikers can sample some of the most select singletrack stretches this trail system has to offer. Riding Zippety will test your legs and your resolve up-and-over very steep (and very exposed) mounds. Turn onto the Frontside Trail to duck and dodge through a line-finding maze of juniper and pinon. After the steep drop off Joe’s Ridge (which features a big-air rock ramp at the bottom), the trail dumps riders onto screaming-fast singletrack before turning off for a final banked slalom stretch on Kessel Run. Mapped by the Backpacker Map Team

To Trailhead

From Cherry St. and Aspen Ave. in Fruita, head east on Aspen Ave. In .1 mile, turn left onto Maple St. (becomes 17½ Rd.). In 3.6 miles, turn right onto N 3/10 Rd. In .5 mile, turn left onto 18 Rd. (becomes gravel road). Go 7.1 miles to lower trailhead parking on the left.

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