- 15 - 20 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 3+ hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 4500 feet
- Year Round
The Western Rim Trail is located in the Rabbit Valley area south of Fruita. Western Rim Trail is not very technical, with few obstacles for riders to deal with, but is a long desert ride. This trail is an excellent choice for riders who are fit but may not have the skill set to ride some of the more difficult trails in the Fruita area.<,/p>
From the Western Rim Trail runs along the rim of a mesa, making for expansive views of the surrounding mesas, desert geology and flora. There are numerous dirt roadways in the area so route finding can get tricky. A trail map is suggested, which can easily be found in Fruita.
Time To Allow:
The Western Rim Trail is multi-use so riders may encounter hikers, trail runners, motorcycles and other users and should follow right of way protocol when meeting other groups. 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 and a first aid kit.
From Fruita, take I-70 west to Rabbit Valley Exit-Exit 2. Head south from ramp to parking area for Kokapelli Trail. Ride along Kokapelli Trail to Rabbit Valley #2 Trail. This trail will lead to the access trail to the Western Rim Trail. Look for a right hand trail along the descent that leads to the rim. A trail-map comes in handy here.