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Mountain Biking In Grand Valley Gains In Popularity

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Mountain biking in the Grand Valley (credit: CBS)

Mountain biking in the Grand Valley (credit: CBS)

This story that was featured in the June 18 episode of Colorado Getaways was also featured on an earlier show.

FRUITA, Colo. (CBS4) – For many years the mecca of mountain biking has been Moab, Utah. But right now, there is possibly a shift in the balance of power in the works. The Grand Junction and Fruita area in the Grand Valley is gaining in popularity.

CBS4’s Doug Whitehead checked out the trails of the the Lunch Loops area of the Tabeguache Trail near the east entrance to the Colorado National Monument and the North Fruita Desert on 18 Road north of Fruita.

He also found some bikers on the Kokopelli Trail, whose trailhead you’ll find in the small town of Loma along the bookcliffs. That trail runs all the way to Moab, Utah.

Get information about these trails and more from the Colorado Plateau Mountain Biking Association website. The trailhead to the Tabeguache Trail is located just outside the east entrance of the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction. It actually runs all the way to Montrose. The Kokopelli trailhead can be found just west of Fruita at the small town of loma.

You can get more information about the trails around Fruita at Over The Edge Sports. Call (970) 858-7220.

You’ll find trail maps and more at the Grand Junction field office of the BLM. Give them a call at (970) 244-3000.

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