6.1 miles
Distance
1,343 ft
Climb
-767 ft
Descent
1.0 miles
High Point

Butterknife Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    BLM Grand Junction Field Office

The Butterknife singletrack trail is a motorized, motorcycle trail that was built with state motorized funds and is a great example of a motorized trail that is a great mountain bike trail. Please be aware that you may see motorcycles on the trail, but both user groups happily coexist.

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More Stats for Butterknife mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    576 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,919 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,929 ft
  • Altitude end
    1.0 miles
  • Grade
    1.793%
  • Grade max
    -39.682%
  • Grade min
    41.517%
  • Distance climb
    3.6 miles
  • Distance down
    2.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,388 ft
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Avg: 3 (4 votes)

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Butterknife Trail Reports

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Nov 10, 2015 @ 6:38pm
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Aug 1, 2012 @ 11:17pm
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Butterknife, Grand Junction
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Aug 1, 2012
Butterknife, Grand Junction

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag grandvalleydave (Jun 22, 2015 at 16:42)
 A favorite test piece for the Grand Valley and featured prominently in the Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike event. Please note, that this is a motorized singletrack trail, built by motorcyclists and mountain bikers need to respect this fact.
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flag mtnmanjake (Apr 18, 2016 at 16:57)
 As grandvalleydave noted this is a moto trail and there are better options for mountain bikes to choose from in the area. Some nice views and neat sections but give it a miss unless you've got a thing for riding moto trails on a bicycle.
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