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Troy Built

Average Rating:    (4.57 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

This trail was scouted, laid out, and built by Troy Schneer of the BLM. It's all singletrack and it's all fun. There is a brief slickrock section, challenging negotiations, rocks, sand, hardpack, switchbacks, climbs, descents, sideslopes, etc., etc. It's one of the trails that is part of the Kokopelli. If you are uncomfortable with your step-in (clipless) pedals this trail might not be for you.
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Latitude
39.20804898546583
Longitude
-108.91056060791015
Trail Directions
The Mack exit is 11 miles east of the Utah/Colorado border on I-70. Parking is abundant just south of the I-70 exit. Head due west on the dirt road until you get to a sign. You should find the singletrack quite easily from there.
Trail Length
miles AND kilometers-this trail has everything!
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Mack
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Review Date
February 3, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: drlg ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
One of the lesser-ridden trails at Kokopelli. It has a great downhill section coming off of Lion's Loop, awesome ride along the hillside above Salt Creek. Recommended if you're looking at riding without seeing anyone else on the trail.

Recommended Route:
Combine with Lion's Loop (starting at the Mack Ridge/Moore Fun intersection) and finish off coming back on Mack Ridge.

or

Mary's Loop to Lion's Loop to Troy Built and fire road back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Water Rights at Palisade (another lonesome trail)



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Review Date
October 22, 2007

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: woody0198 ,  Racer

Summary:
This trail sucks. Don't ride it. I mean, it's okay, but there are much better options in the area. The biggest problem is the hills: they're just too steep to be any fun, and the stuff in between just isn't worth it.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise. If you climb the fire road from I-70, it's a ball-buster. If you want training and to get your HR up regardless of trail charm, go for it. The descent from Lion's Loop near the Mack Ridge intersection is fun enough, but why lose that much elevation that fast when you could make it longer with some whoops and cross more terrain? Eh.

CCW: Descending the fire road would be an insult after the climb to get there. Climbing the singletrack to get to Mack Ridge would be be too steep and technical to be any fun at all. Three guys we saw doing it were suffering like stuck pigs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mary's Loop, Lion's Loop, Horsethief Bench, Mack Ridge (descend it!)



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turner_dave (05/13/2009)
You're an idiot.
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Review Date
April 14, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Elijah ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We rode this trail clockwise, and that seemed like the best direction. This trail has great views, and the position on the side of the hill is amazing. There are several short difficult sections, but most of the trail is moderate. The riding along the side of the hill might make some riders uncomfortable, but if you are not one of those riders this trail should not be missed.

Recommended Route:
clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Moore Fun, Horsethief's Bench



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Review Date
October 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Rick , from Folsom, Ca

Summary:
We did Rustler's, Horsethief, Mary's, Troy built, and a couple of others and got lost out on some private property. Two thumbs up from my wife and I. We both liked this one. Just enough technical stuff to make it interesting, but not to much to overwhelm you. Awesome views. Stayed at Highline camp site. Nice place.

Recommended Route:
Do all the trails in this area in one day. Go for it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the other side of the valley is pretty cool.



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Review Date
May 26, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Scott , from Boulder, CO

Summary:
Great trail and really well thought out. A great way to finish the day. Not anything that stands out though, so I give it a 4.

Recommended Route:
Counterclockwise was the way I did this. Seems okay. Either way and you will not be disappointed.



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