7 miles
Distance
1,261 ft
Climb
-1,431 ft
Descent
01:03:56
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sarlacc Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Sarlacc Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    18 Road
    Fruita, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May 1 - Dec 1
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #3250 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

In early November, the Grand Valley Trails Alliance worked with the Bookcliff Rattlers, Motorcycle Trail Riders Association, the Grand Junction Field Office of the BLM and COPMOBA on the latest motorized singletrack trail in the Grand Valley. This eight mile trail rolls across the top of the Bookcliffs through majestic cedar trees, over ridges and along unforgettable overlooks.

With funding from the State OHV Grant Committee, the BLM has laid out this 30” singletrack trail as an important segment of a 65 mile loop that includes some classic desert riding in the North Fruita Desert. Starting with a climb up a two track road off Coal Gulch Road, Sarlacc is an intermediate trail that will keep most riders (moto) in second or third gear, nimbly rolling through the twists and features of the latest purpose-built motorized singletrack trail in the Grand Valley.

Sarlacc is a full bench cut trail, 30″ in width with some tight corners, rock moves, and a generally twisty, rolling nature. For dirt bikers, they will find it a trail they cruise along in 2nd gear with some spots they can kick it up to 3rd and many spots where they will need to drop into 1st to negotiate a technical section. Mountain bikers will find some stinger climbs and some fun descents, but overall, the trail rolls very comfortably and will allow faster riders to really enjoy the turns and rolls.

Access Info

The Sarlacc is accessed off of Coal Gulch Road and can be enjoyed from West to East or from East to West. The Western end of the Sarlacc Trail involves a steep, doubletrack road that will be a 30-45 minute climb for fit mountain bikers, a fun climb on a moto and a significant hike. The Eastern start of the trail begins several miles further up the road.

Disclaimer

Seasonal Closure: Dec. 1-May 1

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sarlacc bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -172 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,202 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,632 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,429 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,258 ft
  • Grade
    -0.437%
  • Grade max
    -39.868%
  • Grade min
    37.355%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,956 ft
  • Avg time
    01:03:56
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:36
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Status:
on Sep 29, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
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  • Ladder Ladder
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  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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      Sarlacc Trail Reports

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      Sep 29, 2019 @ 10:13am
      Sep 29, 2019
      reporter Quite dry, somewhat loose. Could use some rain
      Nov 12, 2018 @ 12:34pm
      Nov 12, 2018
      reporter
      Dec 1, 2017 @ 6:00am
      Dec 1, 2017
      reporter Seasonal Closure for Wildlife. Please respect the closure and DO NOT ride until the trail reopens May 1. Abuse of this closure will jeopardize...
      Nov 30, 2017 @ 10:03am
      Nov 30, 2017
      reporter Last day to ride Sarlacc before the closure on December 1st. And boy that trail needs some moisture! It was fluffy moon dust. Fun as shit, but...
      Jan 20, 2015 @ 10:08am
      Jan 20, 2015
      Sarlacc Trail is closed seasonally from Dec 1 to May 1
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      youtuber Sarlacc 2018 - Solo Adventure Ride-Part 1...
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