320 ft
Distance
-70 ft
Descent
00:03:28
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Horsethief Drop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kokopelli Loops
    Fruita, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #382 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #15322 in Trail Running
    • #10175 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Horsethief Drop mountain bike trail 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
    00:03:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:51
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Status:
on Jul 3, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (23 votes)
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      Horsethief Drop Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 742 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6,445 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

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      167 |
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 3:07pm
      Sep 30, 2020
      154 |
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 3:06pm
      Sep 30, 2020
      159 |
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 3:05pm
      Sep 30, 2020
      1,040 |
      Sep 29, 2014 @ 6:44pm
      Sep 29, 2014

      Routes with this trail

      titledistance
      Got The Blues15 miles
      Fun Intermediate Kokopelli Loop15 miles
      Horsethief to Utaline30 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      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
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      youtuber THIS TERRAIN MAKES ME NERVOUS | Riding...
      15:54 | 736 | Dec 26, 2018 , Fruita
      youtuber I finally climbed Horsethief Drop and it was...
      9:02 | 527 | Nov 11, 2019 , Fruita
      youtuber THE TOUGHEST CLIMB I'VE EVER ATTEMPTED  |...
      10:06 | 286 | Nov 7, 2019 , Fruita
      youtuber ENDLESS FLOW AT CORNER CANYON! | With MTB yumyum!
      16:28 | 961 | Dec 6, 2018 , Fruita
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