18 Road - North Fruita Desert

Bureau of Land Management, Colorado.

Enjoy world class single track mountain biking trails as well as designated routes for off-highway vehicles, hiking, and horseback riding. The trail system and associated camping provide great opportunities to experience the diverse terrain of the desert environment along the base of the Bookcliffs. The area is close to the city of Fruita. Access a map of the mountain bike trail system here: http://www.copmoba.org/trail-map-pdfs

Nearby Activities


Take Interstate 70 west to Fruita (exit 19). Turn north onto Cherry Street and take the first right onto Aspen Avenue. Go through the roundabout and continue on Aspen to Maple Street. Take a left on Maple Street and then travel north. The street will turn into 17.5 road. Take a right on N.3 Road and then a left on 18 Road. Travel approximately 7 miles on 18 Road to the trailhead. Camping is allowed in designated campsites; a firepan and a portable toilet are required outside of the developed campground. Camping in designated sites costs $20.00/night