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Joe's Ridge-18 Road

Basics
Location:
Fruita
Length:
9 miles
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Time To Allow:
2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4500 feet
Season:
Year Round

Description

Joe’s Ridge is a short and sweet ridge biking trail, located in the Book Cliffs by Fruita.

There is a small amount of climbing at the start of Joe’s Ridge, giving a good warm-up. Once the top of the Book Cliffs has been gained, the trail rolls along the ridge, offering excellent views of the Grand Valley Basin. From here, Joe’s Ridge spills out onto a fast and fun downhill, twisting downward on an even surface.

Part of the 18 Road area, riders to Joe’s Ridge can combine this trail with other rides in the area. Kessel Run is a suggested addition to this ride.

Details

Location:
Fruita
Length:
9 miles
Can add laps to increase mileage
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Time To Allow:
2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4500
Season:
Year Round
Additional Details:

Joe’s Ridge is multi-use, so riders may encounter hikers, trail runners and other users and should follow right of way protocol when meeting others. It is suggested that riders frequent this area in the early morning during the summer months due to heat. In addition, riders should be prepared with a stocked repair kit, a first aid kit and extra water.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Fruita, take Aspen Ave to Maple Avenue. Head North on Maple and go three miles to N 3/10 Rd. Take a right on N 3/10. Take a left onto 18 Rd. Follow 18 Rd to lower parking lot. From the parking lot, ride to the top of the parking area and take Prime Cut Trail to Joe’s Ridge. A trail-map helps navigation here.


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