Western Spirit Cycling

Why We Love the Kokopelli Trail

Posted by Ashley Korenblat on Mar 24, 2016 7:00:00 PM

The Kokopelli Trail connects two of my favorite places in the world: Fruita and Moab. Each is a worthy mountain biking destination on its own, but the trail that connects them is equally spectacular. It’s certainly one of our favorite trails, and one of my favorite trips that we offer. Here are a few reasons why:

Spectacular Views


From the Colorado River, through mountains and desert, everywhere you turn provides a gorgeous view. The Rabbit Valley and La Sal Mountains are some of the most beautiful landscapes in the American West. On your bike you not only get to see them, but also become a part of them. And there’s nothing like the canyon backdrop to spice up pictures of your family and friends.

Technical Challenge

The labyrinth of red rock trails just south of the La Sal Mountains provides a challenge for the avid mountain biker. These jeep roads have some great downhills with berms and bumps that keep your legs working just like you’re a skiing mogul. So for those who like to move downhill all year round, this trip is a must. Friends who bike together stick together. We’ve seen this many times on Kokopelli. The quickly changing terrain is like an obstacle course for grown-ups that will keep you guessing, sweating, smiling, and laughing all the way.



Speaking of smiling and laughing, both are abundant on the Kokopelli. From the whoop-de-doos to the campfire, it might be the most fun you have this summer. It’s been called a playground for adults and you’ll understand why. The terrain brings a bit of everything, and it keeps us from taking ourselves too seriously.

Our Guides 

This trip in particular also gives our guides the chance to show off their wilderness hospitality skills. The campgrounds along the trail are top notch, and our guides’ collective experience on the trail gives you all the tools you need to get the most out of the trail. When you finish your ride each day, the guides are ready to take care of all the logistics so that you can relax and have a drink with your friends. What could be better than that?

So if you’ve been looking around for the perfect trip to bring your crew together this summer, look no further than the Kokopelli. Give us a call at 800-845-2453 or contact us here and we’ll get your dates reserved.

Topics: Moab, the kokopelli trail, fruita, colorado, mountain biking trails