Photo by Julie Norman

A rider navigates Mary’s Loop in the Kokopelli Trail area in McGinnis National Conservation Area, a popular mountain bike trail. Autumn is the perfect time to get out on area trails, even experimenting with out-and-back rides on trails to give you a different perspective.

Fall in love

Autumn is the perfect time to explore area mountain bike trails

We’ve been traveling and adventuring fools this bike season, but we’ve still managed to find time for plenty of riding here at home.
We’ve been sticking to a routine of favorite trails when riding in Grand Junction, Fruita, and Loma, and since it seems months sine I’ve written about specific rides around here, I wanted to share some with you.

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