Gravel Rides from De Beque
Wild Horse Gravel Loop
This 46-mile loop is home to the annual Wild Horse Gravel race, and offers stunning views of the high desert terrain. It travels through a wild horse conservation area and it is common to spot wild horses along the route. As you ride, you may be lucky enough to spot wild horses in the BLM wild horse conservation area, making for a truly unique experience. With its varied terrain and beautiful scenery, this is a must-do for any cyclist looking for a challenging but rewarding ride.
County road V is a well-maintained and scenic gravel route that goes south from De Beque to Collbran. From Collbran, riders can loop back to De Beque on paved "De Beque Cuttoff" road (County Road 45 1/2) or travel on to the top of the Grand Mesa. For the adventurous, this route provides excellent bikepacking opportunities in the Grand Mesa National Forest.
Gravel Adventure Field Guide
The routes above and others on the Western Slope are detailed in the new Fruita/Palisade/De Beque edition of the Gravel Adventure Field Guide. Stop into our shop to get your complimentary copy.