Mountain Biking – Rustler’s Loop, Fruita, CO

Rustler's Loop Mountain Bike Trail
Panorama of the trail.

Rustler's Loop Trail Head Signage
Rustler’s Loop Trailhead Sign

We Love Rustler's Loop
Halfway Around Rustler’s Loop

Dennis and I went mountain biking just outside of Fruita, CO. I rented a full suspension mountain bike with 29″ wheels, so I was excited to give it a try on single track! The nice guys at the rental company, Board and Buckle, guided us to the Rustler’s Loop trail.

There are several advantages to this ride:

1. It is close to Grand Junction, so returning the bike would be easy and we’d maximize the ride time.
2. The trailhead was easy to access with a non 4wd vehicle.
3. The loop has gorgeous views of the river, rewarding the rider along the way.
4. The loop was about 4 miles, just the perfect amount of commitment. We did it 2 times!
5. It is great for intermediate riders.

Dennis at Start of Rustler's Loop
Dennis at the start of the loop.

Dennis Riding Rustler's Loop
Dennis enjoying the ride.

Clare and Dennis on Rustler's Loop
Finally, we get gorgeous views of the river!

Dennis Manuevering Rustler's Loop
The trail is super fun.

Crux of Rustler's Loop
There are a few crux sections!

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