The Kokopelli Trail is an 139.2 mile multi use recreational trail that goes from Fruita, CO to Moab, UT. Since it was first designed the Porcupine Rim Trail has been built which means you have the option of making it 158 miles.
The Kokopelli Trail is part of the larger Grand Loop. The trail starts in Loma, CO within the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, at the Mary’s Loop Trails. From the parking lot for the Mary’s Loop trail system the Kokopelli winds its way southwest over improved roads, four-wheel-drive roads, pavement, and single-track. After crossing Salt Creek the trail passes through Rabbit Valley, then grinds through the Yellow Jacket area, tackles Rose Garden Hill, circle around Fisher Valley, and eventually making its way to the La Sal Mountains and Moab. The trail is posted with the flat brown flexible fiberglass posts and marked with blue and white Kokopelli stickers.
The best time to thru-bike the trail is from March/April to the end of October. The summer months can be extremely hot so plan to tackle it during the shoulder months for a more enjoyable trip.
Highlights – Mary’s Loop Trail System, Rabbit Valley, Yellow Jacket area (Dome Plateau) Robert’s Bottom and Rose Garden Hill in Cottonwood Canyon, Blue Chief Mesa, views of the Fisher and Castle Valleys, and Manti-La Sal NF.
Like any adventure, the Kokopelli Trail is not a trail to trifle which. Do your own research, know the route, options, and use proper judgement when out there. Help could be hours or days away!