18.6 miles
Distance
2,859 ft
Climb
-2,865 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This is an e-bike preferred route, although it is used by both mt bikes and motos. It is mostly single track featuring 2nd Thoughts and The Butterknife trails.
It also includes Canyon View, Rollover Ridge, and Quad Rocker and 6 more named segments.
No repeats. Several options for shortening the ride.
99% paved access. Park at BLM's Third Flats Trailhead lot. Toilets. No water.

Detailed Description
A+ Butterknife Loop is a 19 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Grand Junction Colorado. This e-bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 2,859 ft with a max elevation of 6,417 ft then descends -2,865 ft.
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COPMOBA - Grand Valley Canyons Chapter (www.copmoba.org)
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    E-Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for A+ Butterknife Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 46 min
  • Altitude change
    -6 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,926 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,882 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,876 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -45.6%
  • Grade min
    37.6%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 1.5 (2 votes)
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