The 5-mile Steve's Loop in Fruita, Colorado, offers an intoxicating blend of singletrack and doubletrack trails paired with magnificent views of the Colorado River. Suited for intermediate-level riders, the trail can be combined with other popular tracks in the area, like Mary’s Loop and Horsethief, to enhance your riding experience.
From Fruita, take I-70 west and exit at Mack. Cross the interstate and drive southeast on the dirt frontage road for approximately 1 mile. Park at the base of the jeep road and start your ascent to the ridge.
After the initial climb up the jeep road, riders will connect to Mary's Loop doubletrack. Passing Mack Ridge on the right and Moore Fun on the left, continue on the doubletrack until you reach the next right turn. Following this route leads to a singletrack segment that runs along the edge of the Colorado River. Optionally, one can continue along the rim to explore Steve’s Loop further.
Riders who have tacked this onto Mary's Loop or Horsethief Bench Loop have found the trail highly enjoyable. The path offers a few technical sections but is generally smooth and rolling, providing a relaxed but thrilling ride. Steve's Loop offers a great way to extend your ride when you're already out in this area.
While the trail isn't too challenging, the ride up to Mary’s Loop can be demanding on the lungs, so prepare accordingly. The views along the ride are so captivating that even the most focused cyclists will feel compelled to stop and capture the moment.
Steve’s Loop serves as an ideal addition to any ride in the Fruita area. It delivers a perfectly blended trail experience, offering both technical features and cruisey segments. The unparalleled views of the Colorado River and the unique geological formations make this track impossible to forget. Whether you’re extending your ride or looking for a quick burst of nature's grandeur, Steve’s Loop is worth the detour.