- 2.2 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 1 hour
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 4500 feet
- Year Round
Kessel Run is a short, fast and narrow singletrack trail, most popular as an addition to the end of longer rides in the 18 Road area of Fruita. The trail resembles a bobsled course, with tight twists, berms, and humps, even a couple of jumps.
Kessel Run is best approached as a one-way affair. Downhill traffic can become busy on Kessel Run, so riding uphill here is not really an option. The trail is best accessed via the Prime Cut Trail or as a finale to other rides in the area.
Generally added to other trails in area
Time To Allow:
Kessel Run is multi-use, so riders may encounter other users and should follow right of way protocol. 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.
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 the top of Kessel Run. A trail-map helps navigation here.