Coco Race

One-way Distance: 1.2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
MTB Skill level:
Elevation: 6323 - 6464 feet
Cellphone: 3-5 bars
Time: 15 mins.
Trailhead: Phil's World
Fee: none
Attractions: Fast singletrack

Coco Race is located in the Phil's World Mountain Bike Trails System near Cortez, Colorado. The trail is the second leg of any of the other trails in Phil's World except for the Trust Loop and Hippie House. The fast nature of the downhill sections of the Coco Race trail segment make it very popular.

Coco Race begins about 1.2 miles from the trailhead at the end of the Kokopelli Bike & Board segment. There is also a connector at this point to the trail that leads back to the trailhead.

The trail starts out by winding through the mostly juniper forest.

Dips and rollers are among some of the trails initial features.

An optional route makes it a riders choice for which feature to do.

As the forest thins out a bit the trail becomes less confined with longer stretches between turns.

Spots like this make it easy to see where the trail got its name.

A nice wide track without much to slow you down other than some minor climbs makes this an ideal trail for hammer heads.

Just past the 2 mile point from the trailhead Coco Race pops out of the trees and heads across an open area of sagebrush where it crosses a wash heading towards the lemon colored cliffs.

The trail begins climbing along the cliffs and the first real technical challenges come up as the trail busts over a few big rocks.

The last section of the trail is a little more confined as it travels along the base of the cliff.

Coco Race comes to an end at an intersection where Lemon Head begins on the left and the right fork provides access to Abajo, Rib Cage, and the Ledges and Stinky Spring Loops. Since the Kokopelli Bike & Board and Coco Race segments where both required to get to this point this is the first spot where riders have a choice of routes to choose from. For this outing we rode Lemon Head and Elbow next which makes a fun loop that is about 4 miles long and ends just down the trail to the right. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is grab your bike 'Take a hike'.