TBT: Zion Curtain – Rabbit Valley (24 Oct 2017)

(Last Updated On: November 14, 2018)

This post is part of a Throwback Thursday series featuring trip reports that we haven’t had a chance to write about until now! Look for them on Thursdays!

I’ve been biking in Fruita for over two decades, yet there are a few classic rides I have not checked off the list. The Zion Curtain finally got it’s check mark last fall. This ride is a little less technical than some others near the Colorado River. But, that doesn’t detract from the fun. Not to mention, a good chunk of his ride is actually located in Utah. Unlike the Interstate though, you won’t be finding signs at the border.

I ended up riding this loop with my friend Larry.
Mountain biking Zion Curtain

Mountain biking Zion Curtain

The trail was very cross-country, but still had it’s own flow with a fun descent.
Mountain biking Zion Curtain

Mountain biking Zion Curtain

We liked this move.
Mountain biking Zion Curtain

Me.
Mountain biking Zion Curtain

The ride was rewarded with a Cold Snack of the Montucky sort. I mean, who doesn’t love that can!
Montucky Cold Snack.

Overall opinion? Zion Curtain was fun and I’d do it again. But the trails out of Loma are generally more fun. And the queen of Rabbit Valley is the Western Rim Trail. Still, Zion Curtain should be a trail on your list to check out in the Fruita area.

Want to do this ride yourself?

Here’s a map! We did the Zion Curtain loop in a clockwise direction. We took some wrong turns a few different times, which is pretty obvious on the map. The loop is about 19 miles without wrong turns.

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Zion Curtain - Rabbit Valley (24 Oct 2017)
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Zion Curtain - Rabbit Valley (24 Oct 2017)
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A classic ride in the Fruita area, the scenic and fun Zion Curtain should be on the list of every mountain biker who visits the area!
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Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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