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GREAT WESTERN RIM TRAIL

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The singletrack follows the spetacular cliffs of the western rim.
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STARTING POINT: From Grand Junction, follow I-70 west about 30 miles to the Rabbit Valley exit (Exit #2).  Turn left (south) at the stop sign, cross over the freeway and a cattle guard.  We reccomend you park at the parking area here, but if you want a shorter ride and have a 4WD, you can continue to the McDonald Creek Trailhead. There are great sections of singletrack on Trail #2 that you will miss if you drive to McDonald Creek Trailhead.

McDonald Creek Trailhead - Stay on the main road going straight (southwest) for about 2.5 miles.  Drive with caution, the road is very narrow in several places and has a couple of blind corners.  The turn into the canyon is marked by a very large rock which looks like a gumdrop.  When you reach this rock, you'll turn left (east) onto another two-track road which follows the stream bed for about .3 mile to a parking area. CAUTION:  A high clearance vehicle is required to get this trailhead.

RIDE TYPE: LARIAT LOOP

TRAIL TYPE: SINGLE TRACK 80%, DOUBLETRACK 20%

ELEVATION CHANGE: 1594 feet

DISTANCE: 18 miles

APPROXIMATE RIDE TIME: 3-5 hours

DIFFICULTY: Advanced with some technical sections of singletrack.

KEY WAYPOINTS FOR GPS:

Rabbit Valley Trailhead 0 miles
Singletrack begins on Trail #2 0 miles
McDonald Creek Trailhead 0 miles
West Rim cutoff 0 miles
East Rim cutoff 0 miles
Doubletrack 0 miles
Meet Kokopelli Trail 0 miles
Trail #2 Cutoff 0 miles
Rabbit Valley Trailhead 0 miles

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MAP OF RIDE: [HIGH RESOLUTION MAP]


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