320 ft
Distance
-70 ft
Descent
00:04:01
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Horsethief Drop Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Horsethief Drop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kokopelli's Trail
    Fruita, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1515 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

The Horsetheif drop is a classic terror ride, if you choose to ride it- most don't. It's a rigorous dive from the canyon rim down to the bench, with 2-4 ft vertical drops. Is it worth the hike down to ride the bench trail? Unequivocally yes.

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More Stats for Horsethief Drop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -70 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,746 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,816 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,816 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,746 ft
  • Grade
    -21.777%
  • Grade max
    -60.145%
  • Grade min
    -8.608%
  • Distance down
    320 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:07
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Status:
on May 24, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 3.8 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Horsethief Drop Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 29 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 526 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,620 rides
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      Photos

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      369 |
      Nov 13, 2014 @ 9:16am
      Nov 13, 2014
      644 |
      Sep 29, 2014 @ 6:44pm
      Sep 29, 2014

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Horsethief to Utaline
      30 miles
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      22 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag elZachmo (May 5, 2019 at 11:46)
       First 3/4 of the drop aren’t too bad. Last 1/4 of it is definitely a pro line
      [Reply]

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