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“Mtn Bike or Hike this trail has great views!”
Review of Mary's Loop

Ranked #5 of 21 things to do in Fruita
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Owner description: A good area for jeep and biking activities.
Grand Junction, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Mtn Bike or Hike this trail has great views!”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This is a great place to Mtn Bike or Hike. As you can see from the pictures this day I hiked and took photos. Rustler's Loop was loaded with flowers and is considered a beginner's mountain biking trail.

Visited May 2014
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Hollywood, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A very nice, relatively relaxed ride.”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

It was a great first ride on a great bike tour through Fruita and Moab. We got rare rains, which slightly limited the length of that day's ride, but made it much more adventurous.

Visited September 2013
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Fruita, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great ride”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This is one of my favorite rides locally. Take this trail out to Horsethief ... drop down ride it and come back out and finish Mary's.

Visited August 2013
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Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Fun ride with some amazing views along the way.”
Reviewed 18 August 2012 via mobile

Visiting a friend, we decided to run out and ride the Mary's loop. We went clockwise and started up a climb after a short decent. Classic desert rock climb. Short sections of gradual climbing followed by 2 to 4 inch rock steps, a little front wheel lift gets you over easily.

Once you get to the Horsetheft cut off the trail gets more interesting, flowly rolling sections along the rim of a mesa. At one point you come a cross a "caution" sign and they mean it. There is a little tricky rocky drop with a bush on the left which hides the fact you right in the apex of a rock ledge which falls away some 20 or 30 feet just feet away from the trial. Miss the line up for the rock drop or tap the front brake could lead to one taking a big fall. From what I have heard this little section has claimed it share of damaged riders.

The rest of the trail was to the dirt road return section was a fun mix of techincal riding between larger rocks with fun twisters shrt sections. Enjoy but, if this your first time keep en eye out for the one section I mentioned.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“The main artery to miles and mile of bike trails.”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Mary's Loop can be ridden by itself or used as part of a day full of rides on Horsethief, Wrangler, Steve's, Mack, etc. You cant beat the views along the bluff's above the Colorado River. Spend a half or whole day out there and then head to the Hot Tomato cafe in Fruita for some grub n pub action!

Visited May 2012
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