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Photo by Dale Shrull

Rick Corbin and his dog Nellie take on a rough section of singletrack.

HITTING THE NEW TRAIL

Mountain bikers already enjoying Wrangler reroute

Nothing gets the heart rating going like a steep climb, or the opening of a new trail.
For avid local mountain bikers, the plethora of trails in Mesa County offer plenty of challenges and fun times.
But it’s always a thrill to check out a new sliver of dirt.
The newest trail is in the Kokopelli area at the Loma exit off Interstate 70 is about a quarter of a mile up from the beginning of Mary’s Loop off the main road. It isn’t a huge section of new trail but it’s the culmination of a long project and the start of something larger.
“This has been in the works, probably since 2004,” said John Howe of the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association. “This goes back to the original 2004 resource management plan for the (Dominquez-Escalante) National Conservation Area.”


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