North Fruita Desert (18 Road) Trails Master Plan
Location: Fruita, CO
Client: City of Fruita, BLM, COPMOBA
In 2018-2019, Chinook and Tony Boone Trails (TBT) teamed with THK Associates to lead the Master Planning effort for the North Fruita Desert (18 Road). 18 Road is a widely popular mountain biking destination that has grown through a combination of community built trails, public private partnerships, and the support of COPMOBA over the past ~20 years. Our Team had the task of evaluating the trail systems, defining trail closures and re-routes for long-term sustainability, and developing new proposed trail routes, an events space, and competition ready trail loops. Chinook and TBT heavily used drones to inventory and evaluate existing conditions and proposed trail routes.