From the parking lot, head west on the two track to mile 0.9 where the two track splits in a "Y". Take the left branch of the "Y" heading up the steep hill and get ready for a grunt of a climb known as "Mack Ridge". Note: The Mack Ridge section is shared section between Lion's Loop and Troy Built Loop. The most direct route up the hill is straight ahead, up the fall line. Easier traversing routes may or may not loop back into the main trail. At mile 2.0, and 560 vertical feet, congratulations, you've topped out! From here, continue on the two track road across the table top, but do not take any of the spurs to the left. After a short technical descent, the main Kokopelli's trail takes off to the right, on single track, at mile 2.9. Get ready for a wild ride. At mile 3.9 you will reach the rim overlooking Crow Bottom and the junction of Salt Creek and the Colorado River. Then, shortly ahead at mile 4.1, you enter a sandstone creek bottom with technical moves that few try and even fewer make. At mile 5.1 you will reach another point north of the river now, overlooking a bridge below which crosses Salt Creek on the main Kokopelli's trail, but from which Troy Built Loop will divert to the right shortly ahead. At mile 5.5 the single track forks left and right, take the right branch which heads back towards the frontage road to complete the loop. At mile 6.6 the trail dumps into a rock bottomed drainage. You're almost there, but care is in order. At mile 6.8 you regain the two track, simply stay on it straight ahead back to the parking lot.
How to get there:
Take I-70 west to the Mack Exit (Exit 11), cross under I-70 to the south to the gravel frontage road. The parking area is where the Mack interchange intersects the gravel frontage road.