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Photo by Julie Norman

Taylor Jordan of Denver rides off the newly installed ramp on Horsethief Bench in the Kokopelli bike trail system recently. Maintenance to the trail, done by volunteers from the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA), helped put the ramp in the trail after decades of erosion had taken its toll on the trail’s rideability.

Not new, but much improved

Maintenance at Horsethief Bench has improved its rideability

Spring has officially sprung here in the valley, and we know bike tourist season won’t be far behind. So before Horsethief Bench gets too crowded, get out there and check it out!
Why Horsethief?
It’s one of the most iconic trails in the valley and, recently, has gotten some improvements that leave intact original lines but also add “B” routes. These improvements were implemented to prevent riders from creating their own routes and also to mitigate erosion.


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