The Colorado Plateau. This is an area that has been many different
things: desert, ocean, swamp. Nowadays, as you drive west out of the
Rockies, you drop down into high desert country. South of the
interstate lies the Uncompahgre Plateau and the excellent riding
therein. The trails are right off the interstate, at the weigh station
exit. Though we treated it as a stopover ride en route to Moab, one can
rest assured that there is enough riding here to keep one occupied for
quite some time. There are a variety of loops near the Kokopelli
trailhead. The Koko runs 145 miles all the way into Moab.
We chose to do a selection of trails, all based on Mary's loop. This is
pleasant rolling singletrack, with a few technical spots. There is
quite an exciting drop down to Horsethief Bench, and we also grabbed a
loop called Handcuffs, or Steve's.
What is this foolishness? Show me the damn color pictures
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. See, I do more than take pictures!
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