Popular North Fruita Desert area sees fewer deer, more bikes

Most February days find the North Fruita Desert Special Recreation Management Area too wet for riding, but this year is an anomaly. A check last week found mountain bikers and campers already using the popular area along 18 Road.



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Most February days find the North Fruita Desert Special Recreation Management Area too wet for riding, but this year is an anomaly. A check last week found mountain bikers and campers already using the popular area along 18 Road.

What once was an isolated high-desert area home mostly to mule deer, grazing cattle and the occasional rabbit hunter has become a recreational hot spot for mountain bikers and motorized trail…




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