8.2 miles
Distance
877 ft
Climb
-899 ft
Descent
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.

Detailed Description
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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8 Reviews & Comments

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misterjohn123 (Dec 12, 2021 at 11:15)
Trail PBR
first half is super fun, enough steepness to keep your speed and tons of rollers and small doubles. great for practicing due to low. second half felt a little slower and fewer features, still awesome
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misterjohn123 (Dec 12, 2021 at 11:12)
Trail Kessel Run
not to steep so expect to pedal to keep your speed up. a few nice optional tech features. great for beginners or a warm up
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whansen90 (Aug 22, 2021 at 8:20)
Trail Kessel Run
Awesome for beginners and the kiddos.
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MmerX (Jun 3, 2019 at 21:05)
Trail Prime Cut
Rode this up twice today. Trail is in great shape. It definitely gets the heart rate up a bit and is great practice for beginners
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ckiourtz (Apr 27, 2019 at 21:54)
Trail Kessel Run
Weeeeeeee
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wgwestervelt (Apr 14, 2019 at 19:49)
Trail PBR
Yee haw super fun. Let er rip.
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wgwestervelt (Apr 14, 2019 at 19:47)
Trail Prime Cut
Nicely constructed trail up. Hardly know your climbing. Only negative is it’s popularity.
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mkb5150 (May 8, 2015 at 14:08)
Trail PBR
no way this is black diamond. Intermediate if you keep raging speed and pop off everything, but dial the speed back a little and it's closer to a green...
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Trails in Route

Kessel Run2 miles
Prime Cut2 miles
PBR2 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Ridelogs
    56
More Stats for Beginner Flow mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,058 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,106 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,085 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -15.3%
  • Grade min
    45.5%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,709 ft
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