Trail starts 1.6 miles from Mary's Loop. To get to the start Horsethief Bench you must ride the first 1.6 miles of Mary's Loop. From the that point take a steep descent off the rim, it is advisable this section be walked, although an expert rider may be able to ride it on a good day. At 0.1 mile you will reach the bottom of the steep hill and a "Y" which is the start of the circular loop. It is best to do the loop in a clockwise fashion, so take the left fork of the "Y". At mile 0.7 a small canyon descent starts to the left, with some technical sections to be negotiated. At mile 1.0 there is an awesome rock outcropping overlooking the river, which is a great place for a picnic. At mile 1.7 you will head to the right up a canyon, away from the river, including a short hike-a-bike section. At mile 2.0 there will be a short but technically tough climb out of the drainage, with a hard bend to the left heading back out to the rim. At mile 2.8 the trail enters a dry creek bottom and winds its way through challenging and fun transitions back up the hill towards the trail. At mile 3.0 the creek has a "Y" fork, take the right branch. At mile 3.3 you return to the start of the circular loop and have to hike-a-bike up the steep rim back to the trail to join up with Mary's Loop.
How to get there:
Take I-70 to the Loma Exit (Exit #15). Cross over the interstate to the south. Turn right at the access road, heading towards the weigh station. Just short of the weigh station, turn left and follow the frontage road until you come to Kokopelli's Trailhead.