6 miles
Distance
1,343 ft
Climb
-767 ft
Descent
01:35:24
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Butterknife Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Butterknife Details

  • Riding Area
    Third Flats
    Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular in reverse
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Butterknife bike trail
  • Altitude change
    576 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,919 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,512 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,929 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,505 ft
  • Grade
    1.793%
  • Grade max
    -39.682%
  • Grade min
    41.517%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,388 ft
  • Avg time
    01:35:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:56:04
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Status:
on Mar 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.15 (6 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to butterknife trailhead (39.018060, -108.553290)
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Butterknife Trail Reports

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Mar 30, 2018 @ 1:43pm
Mar 30, 2018
Great descent in the west to east direction
Nov 20, 2017 @ 5:41am
Nov 20, 2017
Oct 29, 2017 @ 8:34am
Oct 29, 2017
May 22, 2017 @ 2:03pm
May 22, 2017
Hero
May 7, 2017 @ 3:30pm
May 7, 2017
Storm dumped a good bit of rain making for bentonite good times
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Aug 1, 2012 @ 11:17pm
Aug 1, 2012
Butterknife, Grand Junction
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Aug 1, 2012 @ 11:16pm
Aug 1, 2012
Butterknife, Grand Junction

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag grandvalleydave GVTA (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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  • + 0
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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