8.2 miles
877 ft
-899 ft
1 mile
High Point

This is a perfect introduction to the flow that is to be had at 18 Road. If you are new to mountain biking, or want to get your kids to love it, take them on this loop. It starts with a slow grind up a dirt road, to get a feel for the bike. Then takes you down Kessel Run, the easiest of the flow downhill runs. If you are feeling good, and want to take it up a notch, you continue the loop up Prime Cut and down PBR for a little faster flowing turns and berms.

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Beginner Flow is a 8 mile popular easy route located near Fruita Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 877 ft with a max elevation of 5,546 ft then descends -899 ft.
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Trails in Route

Kessel Run2 miles
Prime Cut2 miles
PBR2 miles


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More Stats for Beginner Flow mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 27 min
  • Altitude min
    5,058 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,106 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,085 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,709 ft
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PBR Flow
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Kessel Run
Feb 5, 2024 @ 3:28am
Feb 5, 2024
Feb 5, 2024 @ 3:28am
Feb 5, 2024
Prime Cut
Jul 3, 2023 @ 7:10am
Jul 3, 2023
Nice climbing trail. Is holding up wel to traffic.
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