Grand Hogback Trail at Rifle Arch

The Grand Hogback Trail at Rifle Arch is located approximately six miles north of Downtown Rifle off Highway 13.

When fully complete, the trail system will be over 18-miles long and ideal for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. The trail styles feature a mix of singletrack, machine built flow trails, technical rocky trails, and sage brush flow trails. The Grand Hogback Trail is classic, high-desert riding at it’s finest with panoramic views of the Grand Hogbacks, Roan Plateau, Mamm Peaks, and Rifle Arch - this trail will rival the beautiful trails of Fruita, Grand Junction, and Moab.


Phase 1 of the trail will be approximately 6-miles long and ready to ride in early Spring 2021 once the new parking lot is built.


courtesy of RAMBO

The Bureau of Land Management approached RAMBO (Rifle Area Mountain Biking Organization) in 2018 with the suggestion of a trail network near the Rifle Arch area as an alternative to user conflict in the Hubbard Mesa area. Much of the proposed area had been cleared for wildlife habitat improvement, but the lack of water prevented it from becoming a viable habitat. With no motorized access, and the hiking trail to Rifle Arch the only trail in the 2,200 acre area, it was a rare opportunity to establish a trail system from a blank slate. Just over two years later, after much deliberation and hard work from City staff, trail builders, and a dedicated group of volunteers, the first phase will be ready to ride in Spring 2021. 

Head to RAMBO’s website for updates regarding the Grand Hogback Trail System.