- Grand Junction, Loma
- 8 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 2 - 3 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 4500 feet
- Year Round
Mary’s Loop is one of the more popular trails in the Kokapelli Trail area to the south of Loma. Featuring hard-packed singletrack and double track riding, Mary’s Loop can be combined with other side loops in the area to lengthen the ride.
Mary’s Loop starts with a loose climb with little warm up. Once at the top, it rolls along through rock gardens and views expand toward the Colorado River and into desert canyon country. Mary’s Loop extends to the Utah State border and back and makes for a great first ride in the Grand Junction area.
Additional side spur loops can be added
Time To Allow:
While riding any trail system it is a great idea to include a repair kit and first aid kit. Mary’s Loop is a multi-use trail and hikers and other trail users may be seen along the way. Please be considerate on the trails and understand right of way protocol. Mary’s Loop is a desert ride and mid-summer temperatures can be scorching. Riders should start early, plan appropriately and always bring extra water when riding in the desert.
From Fruita take I-70 west to Loma. Turn south once off the freeway and follow the signage to Kokapelli’s Loops area. Park and ride from designated parking. A trail-map helps navigation here.