320 ft
Distance
-70 ft
Descent
00:04:36
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Horsethief Drop Trail

  • BLM
    Land Manager

Horsethief Drop Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Global Ranking

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
    00:04:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:16
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Status:
on Mar 25, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3 (5 votes)

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Horsethief Drop Trail Reports

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Mar 25, 2017 @ 11:42am
Mar 25, 2017
Feb 21, 2017 @ 9:33am
Feb 21, 2017
There is some sand on some of the rock features giving them a little extra spiciness for those rolling it, so go hot! And the traction climbing...
May 2, 2015 @ 12:01pm
May 2, 2015
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Nov 13, 2014 @ 9:16am
Nov 13, 2014
Horsethief Drop, Fruita
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Sep 29, 2014 @ 6:44pm
Sep 29, 2014
Horsethief Drop, Fruita

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