6 miles
Distance
1,343 ft
Climb
-767 ft
Descent
01:39:24
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
    Both Directions
    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 mountain 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
    01:39:24
  • 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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Trail Style
  • ?
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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