Zippity

Rating: 
One-way Distance: 0.7 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
MTB Skill level:
Elevation: 5038 - 5086 feet
Cellphone: 2-5 bars
Time: 15 mins.
Trailhead: North Fruita Desert
Fee: none
Attractions: Short connector




The Zippity trail is located in the 18 Road Mountain Biking Area north of Fruita, Colorado. The trail begins at the North Fruita Desert trailhead and drops into a small valley where it is met by the lower ends of the Kessel Run and Mojoe trails after which it climbs back out and meets up with the Zip Off and Zippity Do Da trails. The Zippity trail is an important utility route for getting to and from the trailhead and the other already mentioned trails.




The Zippity trail departs from the southwest corner of the North Fruita Desert trailheads parking area.


The trail begins with an easy roll over a nice dirt singletrack.


After a short distance the trail comes to the edge of a hill which it descends and gives up about 50 foot of elevation


At the base of the hill the Zippity trail is met by the Kessel Run and Mojoe trails. Both of these trails are downhill only routes for mountain bikes but hikers, trail runners and horseback riders can go in either direction on them.


After passing through the intersection the trail crosses a small wash and turns toward the south along an old fenceline.


A small cattleguard provides passage through the fence. After that the trail gains back the 50 feet of elevation that it gave up when it dropped into the little valley. The hill has a pretty sharp grade to it and a little rock shelf at the top but it is a short climb to get up it.


Once up the hill the trail continues with some easy rollers.


There are still some minor elevation changes as the trail works its way across the little hilltop but nothing dramatic.


The Zippity trail comes to an end at its junction with the Zip Off and Zippity Do Da trails. The Zippity Do Da trail is a downhill only route for mountain bikes. Hikers and equestrians can go either direction on it though. For this post we continued on the Zip Off trail and made our way over to Western Zippity and Frontside. We took Frontside to the campground and then jumped on the Chutes and Ladders trail where we picked up the tail end of the Edge Loop to get back to the trailhead. It was kind of an inside the Edge Loop loop. With so many trails to choose from it is easy to roll your own route. Other than for loops like that the Zippity trail gets most of its use from riders finishing up the downhill routes and heading back to the trailhead. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is grab your bike or 'Take a hike'.