Kokopelli’s Trail

Total Miles


2619.37 ft


72 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Fall



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Trail Overview

Kokopelli's Trail embraces its namesake Native American deity as it takes you on a path of joy. But be prepared, as the remoteness of this route means you must be self sufficient and prepared for anything. Do not expect to flag down a passing vehicle or make an easy cell call for assistance. There are many variations on the route. Make sure to download the onX Offroad map to your device. Traditionally driven from east to west, the trail is passable in both directions - except Rose Garden Hill. Be sure to check the local BLM and forest service websites and local conditions and regulation before you go. Cisco wash can be impassable if wet. Use extreme caution if water is flowing. Rose Garden Hill is extremely difficult. Stay on trail and off the cryptobiotic soils. The side trip to Top of the World is popular. Be sure to carry extra fuel and plenty of drinking water.


Most of the driving is moderate. However, going down Rose Garden Hill is extremely difficult. Going up Rose Garden Hill will be impossible for all but the most well equipped modified 4x4s with excellent driver and spotter skills.


The Kokopelli's Trail is a 142-mile, multi-use trail in Grand County, Utah and Mesa County, Colorado. The trail was created by the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Forest Service (NFS) in 1989.

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