Kokopelli Loops – Fruita, Colorado
We’ve been coming here for nearly 15 years and always look forward to a couple days ripping around these loops, with their awesome view of the Colorado River. The combination of this trail and many others in the area, followed by grub at the Hot Tomato Cafe makes for a very rewarding day.
Trail: Horsethief Bench Loop 3.8 miles of beautifully scenic slick rock, sand and technically steppy ledges. The entrance is describes as a hike-a-bike on the map. (FOR MERE MORTALS, ANYWAY)
Post ride food and beer: Hot Tomato Cafe – Pizza and a New Belgium 1554 – the beer “Starts and finishes dry with a nice round malty middle” – New Belgium Brewery. Just like the trail, which loops around to the Colorado River in the middle of the ride.