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Zippety Do Dah

Average Rating:    (4.82 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Part of the Bookcliffs area trail system.. A great rollercoaster ride of sweet singletrack. All very rideable, but a little sketchy in areas because of exposed, steep, narrow and fast descents.. But that is what singletrack should be, right? Just to echo the sentiment of the locals, if you dont have the skills to pay the bills, dont ride the trrail. Others have bypassed the steep sections of the trail and made their line.. This ruins Fruita''s amazing singletrack. Ok. enough of that! Enjoy the trail.. It is only one of 6 in the Road 18 area.
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Latitude
39.339077107659314
Longitude
-108.7067985534668
Trail Directions
In town, follow past Over The Edge Bike shop on Aspen Ave, make left on Maple Ave, for 3 miles to n 3/10 Road, then left on Road 18. Follow to Lower Parking Lot... Ride to top parking lot and head west on trail pass Kessel and Joe's ridge trail. Zippety is third trail..
Trail Length
8 Miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Fruita, Colorado
Country
USA
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Review Date
May 22, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Roth ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Pretty good trail, short climb then it turns into a roller coaster as others described. It's worth doing if you're at 18 Roads.



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Review Date
February 18, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Lawson Raider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
If you ride Fruita, you have to ride Zippety...You will regret it if you do not. Rode this back in Sept 2010 and I thorougly loved it. If it is your first time riding a trail like Zippity and are nervous, hook up with a local and they will give you the encouragement to ride it along with some great tips.

The views on this trail are amazing and breathtaking..there is a nice bit of climbing to get to the fun part but you have to pay for your sweet downhills with uphills...Nothing free you know :D

There is a couple of very steep descents on Zippity which for the first time rider will be a pucker.. As long as you remember three rules - 1) Weight Back, 2) Don't lock your brakes -- Modulate at the top and then let go halfway down (you don't want to hard brake at the bottom), and 3) look where you want to go, you will do fine.

Recommended Route:
Up Prime Cut, across Frontside, down Zippety.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Joe's Ridge, Kessel Run, Chutes and Ladders, and Prime Cut. Any of Mary's Loop.



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Review Date
January 10, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: drlg ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Very nice trail (not the end-all, be-all like some will proclaim, but still excellent fun). A big thrill for first-timers riding on the spine of the hog's back portions of the trail. Fast descents, some steep climbs (I am now able to ride all the climbs). The crown-jewel of 18 Road.

Recommended Route:
Up Prime Cut, across Frontside, down Zippety.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Joe's Ridge (18 Road)



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Review Date
November 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: palmerlaker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Stopped in Frita to ride some trails before heading over to Moab to do the White Rim. Drove up 18 road (alot of dust and washboard) and camped in the BLM camgrounds right at the base of the Bookcliffs. The trail sytem is well marked, but nice to have a map. It has some up-hill single track to get to the top. Don't let the experts only sign scare you, take your time and enjoy nature's rollercoaster! It has some climbs but mainly downhill. The trail was kinda dusty but a blast. You can cross over the road and continue on or make a left and do it all over again. Definitely a Mt Bike highlight!!

Recommended Route:
We left straight from camp to the trail head. There are plenty of places to park and make multiple loops on any of these trails. There wasn't a fee to camp and they had decent restrooms, however the spots are dry so you'll have to bring plenty of water. Over The Edge bike shop let us fill up a 5gal water jug, just ask...



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Review Date
April 27, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bkribbs ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is the trail that all others will be compared to! Words fail to adequately describe this trail, and the 18 road trail system in general. Some phrases do come to mind: Mountain biking zen. Cycling Bliss. etc. This is undoubtedly the most fun I have had on a bike. It is on the short side, as has been mentioned, but similar to lift assisted resorts, the trail system allows you to bomb down and get back up easily and quickly for multiple runs. This is an amazing trail that has earned a special place in my heart! There is only one thing I hate about Zippity Do Da: It makes everything else seem sub-par! If the Youtube videos don't get you excited, check yourself for a pulse.

Recommended Route:
Ride up the access road (if you are a downhiller) or ride up prime cut / kessel run. There is much more to this area than just Zippity, and any way you slice it............AWESOME!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All of the 18 road trails. Joes Ridge, Kessel Run, Prime Cut, Western Zippity. Just go. Fruita is surrounded with amazing trails and friendly locals / bike shop guys that are helpful and can guide you to the trails that suit you best.



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