- 9 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 2 - 3 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 4500 feet
- Year Round
Zippety Do Dah is a must not miss trail for advanced and intermediate level riders in the Fruita area. Located in the 18 Road complex, the trail features a mix of challenging singletrack and double-track riding, with steep climbs and tight, obstacle-laden downhills.
Zippety Do Dah is a lot like a roller coaster ride with many steep uphills leading to steep downhills. There are exposed sections along this trail where riders are literally on the rim of the Book Cliffs. Views from Zippety Do Dah are outstanding with expansive vistas of the Grand Valley Basin. This trail can be shortened if necessary or mixed with other trails in the area. A trail-map is very handy here.
Time To Allow:
While riding any trail system it is a great idea to include a repair kit and first aid kit. Zippety Do Dah is a multi-use trail and hikers, vehicles and other trail users may be seen along the way. Please be considerate on the trails and understand right of way protocol. Zippety Do Dah 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 From Fruita, head east on Aspen Ave. Turn north on Maple St, which becomes 17 ½ Road. Turn right on N 3/10 Road. Then take a left on 18 Road. Follow this road 4 miles from where it turns to dirt and park in parking area on left. Ride to the top of the parking area and head west on the trail. The third trail that peels off is Zippety Do Dah.