6.1 miles
Distance
1,343 ft
Climb
-767 ft
Descent
1.0 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Butterknife Trail

  • BLM
    Land Manager

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.

Local Trail Association
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
  • Avg reverse time
    00:55:02
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on May 22, 2017
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Avg: 3 (4 votes)

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Butterknife Trail Reports

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May 22, 2017 @ 2:03pm
1 days
Hero
May 7, 2017 @ 3:30pm
May 7, 2017
Storm dumped a good bit of rain making for bentonite good times
Apr 22, 2017 @ 4:34pm
Apr 22, 2017
Lots of loose rock on the tread and a few really sandy sections. The first section normally has loose rocks on it, but didn't today. Plenty of...
Nov 10, 2015 @ 6:38pm
Nov 10, 2015
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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 (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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  • + 1
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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