Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 60

Thread: Kokopelli Trail

  1. #1
    Shattering Glass
    Reputation: dash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    707

    Kokopelli Trail

    http://www.bikerpelli.com/index.php


    Just signed up for a May Kokopelli trip for the "6th" time. ;-)

    This is a great way to see the backcountry of Moab and Fruita if you've never been and the people who run it are awesome. Wildflowers popping, lizards leapin', sinful stretches of singletrack, remote...

    There are two trips the first week of May and it sells out quite quick.

  2. #2
    I dream on two wheels
    Reputation: Simonns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    714
    a Buddy and I did it self supported last year in Oct. and it was awesome!

    -Simon
    Whiskey

  3. #3
    Shattering Glass
    Reputation: dash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    707
    Definitely self supportable since it parallels the Colorado river with access points if you want to stash or just carry your own. I will do it in the fall. Need a new drug after this year like ... Durango hut trip to Moab ;-)

  4. #4
    starladear
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    368
    I've heard great things about that trip at my office. Going to check it out. Thanks

  5. #5
    "I want it now!"
    Reputation: Veruca Salt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    108
    Just remember Bikerpelli is a bare-bones operation. Don't expect shelter (other than your tent) and a weather "option." If you get weather, you are either riding or riding. Prepare for Colorado spring weather!

  6. #6
    Team Inflexible
    Reputation: Jaydude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,843

    6 times!

    Maybe give it a go self supported next time. Much more adventure and less cost if you have the right gear.

  7. #7
    I dream on two wheels
    Reputation: Simonns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    714
    Quote Originally Posted by dash
    Definitely self supportable since it parallels the Colorado river with access points if you want to stash or just carry your own. I will do it in the fall. Need a new drug after this year like ... Durango hut trip to Moab ;-)
    This is on my list also.

    We stashed our food and water near the campsite we were staying at. Only one critter got into our trail mix and ate everything but the raisins. Bastards....

    -Simon
    Whiskey

  8. #8
    not actually bad :)
    Reputation: bad_andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,589
    Got a couple buddies that just signed up for the 4/29 one.
    Anyone else here doing that one?
    Old Codger

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    20

    Good job! Kokopelli / COPMOBA

    If you are considering riding the Kokopelli, consider the Tour De Bloom May 13 - 16. It is an excellent ride supported by COPMOBA and it is their primary fund raiser for the year.

    This is the group to thank if you enjoy riding in Fruita, Grand Junction or the surrounding areas. They do most of the trial maintenance and building, along with much of the public relations work between the user groups and the BLM. Please check them out at http://copmoba.org/

  10. #10
    Rolling
    Reputation: lidarman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,119
    Quote Originally Posted by dash
    [url]


    Just signed up for a May Kokopelli trip for the "6th" time. .
    Wow, you are an addict.

    Like others here, I have the urge to do it self-supported. I just can't decide if I want to spend one or two nights out.

    Dash, after doing it 5 times, do you still ride the "yellowjacket" section or screw it and take the road?

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    13
    I signed up for the 5/6 ride, it's my first. Been eyeing it for the last few years and talked a riding buddy into doing it this year.

  12. #12
    .
    Reputation: nomit's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    1,117
    $435...yikes. i think it cost me $15 in food to do almost all of it unsupported last fall. and i'm not planning on doing it again. there's like 80 miles in the middle that are pretty darn boring for it to be worth that much.

  13. #13
    Shattering Glass
    Reputation: dash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    707
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude
    Maybe give it a go self supported next time. Much more adventure and less cost if you have the right gear.
    LoL

    You are so right, but every year a friend or family member shows up to ride and there I go again. It doesn't take a lot of reconvincing but indeed this is my last and will use my experience well. Thanks

  14. #14
    Rolling
    Reputation: lidarman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,119
    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    $435...yikes. i think it cost me $15 in food to do almost all of it unsupported last fall. and i'm not planning on doing it again. there's like 80 miles in the middle that are pretty darn boring for it to be worth that much.

    Nothing wrong with paying for other people to do the work. I found doing the white rim sagged cost me a lot in the long term. But the challenge of totally self supported or sagged is fun in itself.

  15. #15
    Shattering Glass
    Reputation: dash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    707
    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Wow, you are an addict.

    Like others here, I have the urge to do it self-supported. I just can't decide if I want to spend one or two nights out.

    Dash, after doing it 5 times, do you still ride the "yellowjacket" section or screw it and take the road?
    Always yellowjacket #1 because it's fun and #2 because sometimes the weather becomes a tad angry and we need to bypass the big climb after dewey bridge (whats left of it) A tad addicted.

  16. #16
    bacon! bacon! bacon!
    Reputation: SkaredShtles's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    10,495
    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    $435...yikes. i think it cost me $15 in food to do almost all of it unsupported last fall. and i'm not planning on doing it again. there's like 80 miles in the middle that are pretty darn boring for it to be worth that much.
    I think you're being generous...

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: skiahh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    3,534
    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    Got a couple buddies that just signed up for the 4/29 one.
    Anyone else here doing that one?
    Yep, a buddy and I are doing this one. It'll be my second trip with Bikerpelli.

    I don't find the $435 to be steep. The food is awesome (better than you could ever do self supported!!), the campsites they secure are amazing and if you don't show up at a checkpoint, they'll come get you.

    They support you in camp and you support yourself along the trail.

    I had a blast last year, except for the last half day... that thunder/hail storm really sucked and make Porcupine Rim unridable. If nothing else, I want to do it again just to get the PR payoff!
    www.teamnavycycling.org
    10 Pivot Mach 429
    09 Felt Nine Race
    03 Litespeed Tuscany

  18. #18
    not actually bad :)
    Reputation: bad_andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,589
    The $$ seems like a lot at 1st, but if you break it down, it's not that bad.
    The food, support, campsites, massages (free??), drive back to Fruita, etc etc all cost money!
    Ask around and meet Mike H and Ken W - good guys. I think they'll have a couple others with them too.
    Come on Ken - chime in - I know you're lurking!!
    Old Codger

  19. #19
    Shattering Glass
    Reputation: dash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    707
    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I think you're being generous...
    But what an 80 miles of mixed terrain, wildflowers and killer views! This trail is worth it alone for the beginning and end (UPS) and finding out you can actually complete a ride like this. That's kind of like saying the white rim sucks and you know that's not true. It's cool to chill with your buddies riding side by side and taking it all in. Are their any trails with 150 miles of singletrack. I'd like to move up

  20. #20
    Rolling
    Reputation: lidarman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,119
    Quote Originally Posted by dash
    But what an 80 miles of mixed terrain, wildflowers and killer views! This trail is worth it alone for the beginning and end (UPS) and finding out you can actually complete a ride like this. That's kind of like saying the white rim sucks and you know that's not true. It's cool to chill with your buddies riding side by side and taking it all in. Are their any trails with 150 miles of singletrack. I'd like to move up
    I agree with you. Nothing can describe the experience. People run Marathons all the time in boring cities. They didn't necessarily do it to see Boston, Denver, etc....

    I have done the white rim three times, once in one day....and plan to do it again this year again.

    The challenge and accomplishment make up for the letdown that might be seen if that particular section was done by itself.

  21. #21
    not actually bad :)
    Reputation: bad_andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,589
    So when you get past (the former) Dewey Bridge, is the climb up Onion Creek?
    And, the last stretch is either Sand Flats Rd or UPS/LPS/Porc?
    Old Codger

  22. #22
    bacon! bacon! bacon!
    Reputation: SkaredShtles's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    10,495
    Quote Originally Posted by dash
    But what an 80 miles of mixed terrain, wildflowers and killer views! This trail is worth it alone for the beginning and end (UPS) and finding out you can actually complete a ride like this. That's kind of like saying the white rim sucks and you know that's not true. It's cool to chill with your buddies riding side by side and taking it all in. Are their any trails with 150 miles of singletrack. I'd like to move up
    Yah... don't get me wrong. It was a fun trip - big group of mates and I did it self-supported back in... '97 maybe? But that was enough. The riding is mediocre other than the ST at the start and the "goods" at the end.

    And yes... there are trails with 150 miles of singletrack.

  23. #23
    bacon! bacon! bacon!
    Reputation: SkaredShtles's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    10,495
    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    So when you get past (the former) Dewey Bridge, is the climb up Onion Creek?
    No - you climb straight south away from Dewey. You're east of Onion Creek... climb up to Fisher Mesa. It's all doubletrack/jeep road through that area.

  24. #24
    not actually bad :)
    Reputation: bad_andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,589
    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    No - you climb straight south away from Dewey. You're east of Onion Creek... climb up to Fisher Mesa. It's all doubletrack/jeep road through that area.
    So where from Top of the World?
    I 4x4'd up TOW once, and thought it may be fun to come down on a bike. Not sure about going up.
    Great view up there. Even better than Porc's overlook IMHO.
    Old Codger

  25. #25
    bacon! bacon! bacon!
    Reputation: SkaredShtles's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    10,495
    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    So where from Top of the World?
    I 4x4'd up TOW once, and thought it may be fun to come down on a bike. Not sure about going up.
    Great view up there. Even better than Porc's overlook IMHO.
    Dude... it was like 12 years ago. I have no idea. Sorry.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •