6 miles
Distance
979 ft
Climb
-545 ft
Descent
01:01:41
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Western Rim Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Western Rim Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #13789 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

A great multi-use trail just across the UT border in CO. There are some amazing flowy sections that meander near the bluff for spectacular views of the Colorado river down below. The trail is open to motorcycles as well, but every moto I've ever crossed was very courteous. The trail is extremely exposed, so keep in mind summer heat and wind events. The trail can be ridden in multiple ways. The most bang for your buck is riding it as an out-and-back. But I appreciate riding it as a counter clockwise loop, riding down the Western Rim trail and returning on the double track/single track back to the eastern start.

Access Info

You can park in a variety of locations once you take the Rabbit Valley exit. Some offer a longer approach, and some a quicker start.

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More Stats for Western Rim bike trail
  • Altitude change
    434 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,416 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,850 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,416 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,850 ft
  • Grade
    1.48%
  • Grade max
    -60.835%
  • Grade min
    52.39%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,569 ft
  • Avg time
    01:01:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:47:53
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Status:
on Dec 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Western Rim Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 9:39am
      Dec 1, 2018
      reporter
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 9:49am
      Mar 10, 2018
      Perfect riding conditions!
      Mar 12, 2017 @ 8:33pm
      Mar 12, 2017
      totally dry, no issues
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 15 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 257 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 26, 2017 @ 5:12pm
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      Western Rim, My City
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      Nov 26, 2017 @ 5:12pm
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      Western Rim, My City
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      Jul 6, 2017 @ 12:57pm
      Jul 6, 2017
      Western Rim, Mack
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      Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:31pm
      Jan 18, 2017
      Western Rim, Fruita

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