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What's the hoopla about Fat Bikes?
"Fat Bikes" are taking over the world! With more riders out on snow-covered trails, winter riding just gets better and better. Here's a reprise of our article from two years ago.   Ooooh, nice picture!   Read the Fat Bike article...    Repost Jan 2016 of original article from December 2013.

First installment of Iron Hills trail system in Cedar City!
This loop links easy Lichen It as the climb with Lava Flow as an awesome downhill. Ready to ride and lots of fun. But don't muck up your bike and damage this brand-new trail -- ride only when the ground is frozen rock-solid. The locals think this will be a good fat-bike ride in the winter.   Trail report...   December 2015.

New Horsethief Riding area on 313 northwest of Moab
OK, here's a new area you absolutely must ride. Lots of options. Also nearby, there's a new extension of Bull Run, more miles on Getaway, and a new singletrack diversion on 7-up.   So read all about it!    Horsethief Overview page...     Mustang Loop...     Whirlwind Loop...     Wildcat and Hildalgo...   October 2015.

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Horsethief Campground Trails. Good ride for kids!
There are two short easy trail loops south of Horsethief Campground (on Highway 313 northwest of Moab). The Chisholm Trail can take you from the campground to the main Horsethief trail system.  Trail report...   October 2015.

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Rockport's Lakeview trail. Families and newbs...
The Lakeview trail runs on the hillside east of Rockport Reservoir in the state park. It's super-easy, suitable for newbies, significant others, and families. For hard-core riders, not a destination trail. But if you're camping there, bring the bike.   Trail report...   October 2015.

Tidal Wave!  No other trail like it.
This is the ultimate machine-built trail. Extra dirt where it's needed, table jumps, huge berms, wide track for blazing speeds. Downhill only, and be ready to fly.  Pay for the ski lift, or pay with your sweat as you grunt uphill.  Trail report...   October 2015.


Payroll.  Fun downhill -- short laps or shuttle!
Payroll is a new downhill-only "freeride" trail in Empire Canyon west of Deer Valley. You can reach the two-mile loop via Midmountain, or hit it on your way downhill from Empire Pass on a shuttled ride.  Trail report...   October 2015.

Moonlight Meadows. Tough classic La Sals ride!
It's hard to leave Moab feeling like crap. This ride kicked my butt, and I found a lot to dislike about it. Yes, there's a nice little mini-loop. But the classic loop past Clark Lake has some very ugly segments. But of course, you'll do just fine. Really. Go ahead.  Trail report...   September 2015.

Geyser Pass singletrack. Top of the Whole Enchilada!
Nice singletrack linking Geyser Pass to Burro Pass. Makes a great start to the Whole Enchilada, or as a little high-altitude alpine loop ride  Trail report...   September 2015.

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WoW (Wasatch Over Wasatch) now complete to SR 222.
Out-and-back of 18.5 miles with 2600 feet of climbing, or shuttled ride using SR 222. Your choice. Do it before the snow  hits!  Trail report...   Updated September 2015.

Making sense of Wasatch Mountain State Park.  The Crows Nest!
North of Midway at the intersection of the Snake Creek and Pine Canyon roads are 10 miles of singletrack that you can access from the Wasatch Mountain State Park visitor center. And if you wondering, it's free.   Trail report...   August  2015.

Eagle Mountain race loop.  Plus.
There's some good riding in the hills south of Eagle Mountain. The singletrack trails Jackrabbit, Road Runner, and Deadwood form the heart of the race loop. Add Hidden Canyon and Cow Tracks as a singletrack route to the race loop, starting right at the Pony Express Parkway, for a great day on the bike.  Trail report...   August  2015.

Jake the Snake
This is one I've been wondering about for a while. Jake the Snake is a short but fun ride, making it a nice add-on second ride if you're in the area.   Trail report...   August  2015.

Devils Castle!
Singletrack loop around Albion Basin at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Been meaning to do this one for a while since trail crews finished a fresh dig on nice singletrack above the campground.  Trail report...   July  2015.

A great ride in the middle of nowhere. Josephite Point.
The Josephite Point singletrack has 7 miles of trail at an altitude of around 9000 feet. It can be done out-and-back, shuttled, or as part of a  monster 28-mile, 3300-vertical epic called the Pete's Hole loop.  Trail report...   July  2015.

Marathon Trail.  Great concept.  Not so great as a trail.
The Marathon Trail was hyped as an awesome 26-mile pedalfest from Brian Head to Navajo Lake. But it's basically a "rebranding" of dirt road as a mountain bike trail, which almost never works. The two former ends of the route have been abandoned, and the default ride is now to Duck Creek. So here's your information.  Trail report...   July  2015.

Catherines Pass trail. Where to?
The Catherines Pass trail rises steeply from the Albion Basin road to Catherines Pass. I hear some people can actually ride this thing. Connect to the Great Western Trail at the ridge line for some awesome and brutal adventure rides.  Trail report...   July  2015.

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Road to Arcylon - Gorgoza Park trails
Bruce liar reports that he liar hit all of the man-made tech features liar on Road to Arcylon liar. If you've heard about this trail, you're probably wondering whether it's something you want to (or dare to) try.   Trail report...   July  2015.

Summit Park and the Road to WOS
This is a beautiful trail with great riding. Well-built, and worth your time for a checkout ride. At the top of Parley's.   Trail report...   July  2015.

Utah Olympic Park Trails:  RTS, UOP, Legacy
RTS is one of the nicest beginner trails in the Park City area, but it's not boring for hardcore riders. And it connects via Iron Bill to the Legacy Trails above the bobsled launch and ski jumps for a worthy climb.   Trail report...   July  2015.

Goblin Valley:  the Wild Horse trail system
Just a month ago, 7 miles of mountain bike trail opened at Goblin Valley State Park. It needs bike tires to pack it down, but it's going to give you another reason to visit Goblin Valley!   Trail report...   July  2015.

Unique ride:  The Rainbow Rim
We're kidnapping this trail from the Arizona Strip and including it among our southern Utah rides. The Rainbow Rim runs along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and is actually closer to Utah's riders than to Arizona's. It's a unique ride that's worth the trip.   Trail report...   July  2015.

Ride it once every 17 years...  Jordanelle Perimeter update!
As one of the first trails on this site in 1998, the Jordanelle Perimeter page had a couple of grainy tiny photos, no topo map, and no trailhead directions. So it was time to get new information.  Trail report...   June  2015.

Rocky Top!  Kamas Valley Overlook trail.
While you're in the area, this is a nice singletrack climb from Highway 32 at the Provo River up to a point overlooking the Kamas Valley. Quick and fun, 8 miles round trip.  Trail report...   June  2015.

More great stuff in the Riverview area
I may be a bit premature in publishing this information, as trail signage (and apparently the trail names) are still evolving! Hope I've made some sense of the trail system for you. But go ride this stuff. Fun trails for a quickie while you're in the Heber area.  Trail report...   June  2015.

Payson Canyon's Four Bay riding area:  NICE!
The Payson riders must be conspiring to keep this wonderful singletrack all to themselves, because you sure don't hear much about Four Bay. Well, I'm tossing these trails out there for anybody to ride. And you'll want to. Nice narrow hand-cut singletrack, swooping and twisting.  A great ride!  Trail report...   June  2015.

With Coldwater Canyon, the North Ogden BST is ready for your tires!
The new Bonneville Shoreline Trail section in Coldwater Canyon, there's 10.5 miles of fun BST between Ogden Canyon and North Ogden Canyon. Direct connections to the Pleasant View BST to the north and Ogden BST in the south. Here's the dope on trailheads, loop rides, and trail characteristics.  Trail report...   June  2015.

Coyote Middle!  or Chop'd Coyote
Here's the scoop on the new trail linking the backside of Coyote Loop with upper Riverview above the UVU Wasatch Campus. Still trying to confirm the official name on this one. This trail opens up some new riding options. But first, you need to find the trail. I'll bet you Wasatch 50 racers go right past without seeing it.   Trail report...   June  2015.

Fun loop ride option north of Midway: Phosphate Hill
The new Phosphate Trail has settled well during the winter and is ready for your tires. There's a 6.3-mile lariat option from Pine Canyon at the WOW trailhead, or a fun but complex-navigation big loop from Dutch Hollow.   Trail report...   June  2015.

New tech trails at Three Peaks!
The BLM is just finishing the signage on the "whale trails" at Three Peaks near Cedar City. The pink granite gives great traction for awesome tech riding. Lots of ladder bridges and fun stuff make this a unique and worthwhile bike destination! See the updated trail map and info.   Trail report...   May 2015.

Family ride:  Candy Mountain Express
Here's a nice easy paved trail in Sevier Canyon. Ride along the Sevier River to Big Rock Candy Mountain. Take the kids to the Fremont Indian State Park after the ride.   Trail report...   May 2015.

Interactive map of Utah trails
New feature! Zoom to area trails and trailheads on map or satellite views.  Programmed by Todd.  Choose a riding region, then zoom-in to see the trails, color-coded by difficulty. Hover over trails for name. Allows you to identify nearby trailheads to plan multi-trail rides. High-speed connection recommended.   Let's see the map!  


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