21 Road

5/5 (7 reviews)
Fruita, Colorado (Mesa County)
Last Updated: 06/13/2022
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Highlights

One of the most well-known trails on the western slope of Colorado, 21 Road is a trail that will give any driver or vehicle a challenge. The trail follows a rocky wash through Hunter Canyon, into the Book Cliffs, and gets progressively more difficult the farther you travel. Most obstacles have multiple line choices including ones that will leave you asking, "are you crazy"? Buggies and extreme Jeeps come from all over to attempt the massive boulders along the last quarter mile, but the most well-known features along this 4wd trail are the two alcoves where massive overhangs give you the feeling of driving through a cave.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (7 reviews)
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
79550
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran as part of the Rock Junction event. Trail has changed a bit since last time I was there, but thats why I love this trail so much. It's a bit different every time you go because the water flows can move boulders, fill spots in, or expose more boulders. I love it! A few obstacle photo updates coming.
Trail Review: 21 Road - Ryan Boudreau
Trail Review: 21 Road - Ryan Boudreau
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Scott Mitchell
Official Crew
12150
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/23/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Had the trail to ourselves on a sunny and hot Monday after a considerable amount of rain. Challenging and fun. I'll defintely go back and do it again.
Trail Review: 21 Road - Scott Mitchell
Trail Review: 21 Road - Scott Mitchell
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Status: Open
Visited: 05/17/2021

Trail was great, it was a little confusing on where to drop in and start wheeling in the canyon. We ran this on a Monday and didn’t see a single person all day. We ran the whole trail to the end then ran it back down. We drove to the top of the mountain on the dirt road and figured it was just as fast to get back to camp if we ran the trail back down. The upper section was a blast, lots of big boulders.
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
79550
Status: Open
Visited: 09/28/2020

The trail is back open again until the final obstacle. After that, you must return to the trailhead as the optional exit through Coal Gulch is currently closed.
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
79550
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 08/16/2020

Trail has been closed due to the Pine Gulch fire

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