4 miles
Distance
656 ft
Climb
-656 ft
Descent
00:17:04
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Horsethief Bench Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Horsethief Bench Details

  • Riding Area
    Kokopelli's Trail
    Fruita, Colorado
  • AKA
    Horsethief
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #273 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

This trail is a must for riding at the Kokopelli trails. The descent from Mary’s is typically hike-a-bike, or a super-challenge for you downhill junkies. Drop down onto the single track and experience fast-flowy riding with several tricky obstacles. The south side of the bench provides you with incredible red-rock views rising above the Colorado River. There is another section of hiking pleasure along the north-west side of the rim, but the ride through the washes on the north –side are bermed and fun. Ride either direction, but be aware that traffic typically flows clockwise.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Horsethief Bench bike trail
  • Altitude min
    4,494 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,742 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,742 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,742 ft
  • Grade max
    -43.354%
  • Grade min
    39.486%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    761 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:46:04
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Status:
on Dec 29, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.3 (29 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Horsethief Bench Trail Reports

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      Dec 29, 2018 @ 1:31pm
      Dec 29, 2018
      reporter Very little if any snow or ice, including in Dead Cow Wash.
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 11:06pm
      Dec 11, 2018
      90-95% of trail is dry. Ice and thin snow in Dead Cow Wash, technical section, and all north facing aspect areas of the cup of the trail. Some ice...
      Dec 6, 2018 @ 2:27pm
      Dec 6, 2018
      snow covered about 40% rest is nice and dry
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 10:24am
      Nov 19, 2018
      Oct 26, 2018 @ 10:19am
      Oct 26, 2018
      Hero dirt after recent rain!! Go get it
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 237 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 1,960 rides
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