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Orson Smith and Ralph's
Here's a little ride to visit the Bear Canyon suspension bridge on the BST. Yeah, sounds kinda lame, but you'd be surprised how many hikers and cyclists are doing this.   Trail report...    September 2016.

Hidden Valley to Gasline
The combo of Gasline, Aqueduct, and the new Hidden Valley singletrack creates a 3.5 mile corridor along the hillside, visiting the BST, Quail, Sadler, Orson Smith, and Ralph's along the way. Also makes a nice loop ride with the Draper-to-Sandy BST.   Trail report...    September 2016.

The Chisholm trail is now a major player!
Chisholm has been extended to 7.2 miles, joining the Mustang Loop to Navajo Rocks. It has its own trailheads on Highway 313 and outside the Horsethief Campground. Great as an out-and-back, but the loop ride options will <Clickbait> blow you away! </Clickbait>   Trail report...    September 2016.

New photos and fresh info on south SLC BST...
15 years after my initial BST review, I've carved up the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in the south valley into three segments, adding new photos and fresh useful information about connecting trails along the way.   Sandy to Draper BST...   Corner Canyon BST...   Traverse Mountain BST...   September 2016.

This is soooo nice. Mercer Hollow
Mercer Hollow is well-engineered and superbly cut. Nice and firm, so you'd hardly know it's a new trail. Before the snow hits you, you need to hit this trail!   Trail report...    September 2016.

Eagle Crest. The new and improved...
Traverse Mountain's Eagle Crest trail has been partially re-routed, with widening and buffing of the remaining trail. It's now a super-cruiser. Even if you think you know this trail, you should go try it again. Loop it with Ann's, or with Mercer Hollow (info coming soon).   Trail report...    September 2016.

TM and Happy Gilmor
New trails on the north end of Round Valley offer some nice loop options and tie the Trailside Bike Park to the 35+ trails of the Round Valley network. Updated Round Valley web page.   Trail report...    September 2016.

Highland Hollow trail system...
There's four miles of brand-new meandering trails in the big gulch just off the Timpangos Highway. Nice stuff and ready to ride.   Trail report...    September 2016.

24-7 has been rerouted in the area of Bob's Basin
Here's an update (with new maps and GPX track files) to the 24-7 route and the DH trails in Bob's Basin.  Trail report...    September 2016.

Valley Vista is finished!
Soft Rock, Rose, Gambel, Cowley's Curse and Fault Line make a nice 5.1-mile loop. Viking Run and Tufa are short DH plunges off Cowley's. The system is super-buff, well-marked, and a great ride. Located off the Murdock Canal Trail in Pleasant Grove.  Trail report...    September 2016.

Webb Hill Update. 
No, it's not finished yet. Webb Hill, also known as the Kentucky Lucky Chicken Trail for who knows what reason, is getting closer to being a complete loop. Right now, an out-and-back from the parking strip is a worthy 5 miles of rock-slamming technical riding. If you're ready to try it out, here's the updated information.   Trail report...   August 2016.

Ireland and the Blackbird Trails
Helping you make sense of the north-south trails in the Timpanogos foothills.  Climb Ireland then head east to the top of either of the Blackbirds for a  nice downhill.  Trail report...    July 2016.

For the adventurous, Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu
These are primitive trails in the northeast (uphill) corner of the Timpanogos Foothill riding area.  GPS tracks supplied, because these trails are tough to find as well as tough to ride.   Trail report...    July 2016.

Great new stuff at Eagles Rise in Mantua!
The Ridge Trail loop is 1.5 miles with 350 feet of climbing and a techy descent option. The Little Knoll lariat loop is a fun intermediate ride. Both of these are options off the easy main loop of Eagles Rise.   Trail report...    July 2016.

Betty!
For most Timp foothill riders, Betty is the way uphill. This page give you directions for a double figure-eight ride that includes Buckle, Altar-51, and Mouse Climb.   Trail report...    July 2016.

Shooter!   Installment 1 of the Timp foothills...
After several days of riding circles on the flank of Timpanogos above the Orem Bench (over 70 miles and 10,000 vertical feet), I spent about 20 hours messing with GPS tracks, phtos, and maps. Now I'm ready with what I hope is useful information.  Only one, yes one, riding route so far. But it's a doozy.  Trail report...    July 2016.

The Squaw Peak circles. 
Letting the secret out. This trail system is not finished, but it's ready to ride now. There's great narrow shaded singletrack, hand-built and fun to pedal. My ride directions give you a lovely 6-mile, 1200-vertical cruise.   Trail report...    July 2016.

Updating a few old rides... 
Sometimes I look at a trail page I created 15 years ago and think WTF? Tiny JPG's compressed 25%  and chaotic layout?  And missing connections to newer trails!   So as I'm working with other trails in the area, I've updated a couple of pages. You're welcome.
Provo River Parkway    Provo Canyon Race Loop    Provo Canyon South BST    Provo Canyon North BST     July 2016.

Buffalo Peak - Squaw Peak DH route. Why not?
OK, so I avoided putting this route on the UMB site because the parts I'd seen were wide, steep, and cobble-infested. But then I actually rode the thing and it's not horrible. There's 6.5 miles of fast riding, preceded by a pretty pavement climb up the Squaw Peak Road to 7700 feet.   Trail report...    July 2016.

Treadstone. Nice addition to the Eagle Mountain trail system!
This is a fun little trail that creates some new loop options. For example, start from town via the Hidden Canyon Trail, hit the Race Loop, then play on Treadstone before dropping back to pavement.    Trail report...    July 2016.

Ricochet.
When a bullet ricochets, that's a miss, right? Well, the Ricochet Trail is not a miss. It's a fun new route downhill from Mid Mountain -- if you don't mind sharing with the gravity jocks at The Canyons. Page includes info on Double Down, Insurgent, and Redcoat.   Trail report...    July 2016.

The first piece of Valley Vista is open!
Soft Rock, 1/2 mile long, is the first loop of this trail system. Help with the trail construction. Come dig and take a ride while you're there.  Trail report...    July 2016.

Updated page for Holly's Trail.
The last couple of times I rode on Holly's Trail, it didn't occur to me that UMB's information on this trail was woefully outdated. Much of the trail has a whole new alignment compared to 6 years ago. So I've updated the page, map, and GPS files.  Now I have to track down all the other rides on the site that use "old Holly's."    Trail report...    July 2016.

Brittain's Ribbon. Wow.
Great for climbing or descending, Brittain's Ribbon takes you from the bottom of Powder Mountain up to the top. Add it to the Hidden Lake Lodge trail, and it delivers you to the Brim Loop for a monster ride.  Trail report...    June 2016.

J-Boy. A  nice techy and beautiful trail at Red Fleet!
My new favorite in the Vernal Area is J-Boy. Add it to Handsome Cabin Boy and the north side of Jazz Chromoly for a great loop ride.   Trail report...    June 2016.

The Utah Olympic Park Bobsled is now a full LOOP. And it's awesome!
Beautiful views, plush trail, satisfying climbing and fun downhill. The loop is 6.4 miles. I tell you how to ride it as a combo with other UOP trails for a 14-mile pedalfest!   Trail report...    June 2016.

High Rollas trail at McCoy Flat.
This lariat loop climbs to the top of an irregular mesa within the Milk and Cookies loop, following the mesa edge for nice views of the surrounding area. Not your first choice of the area rides, but a nice addition.   Trail report...    June 2016.

New photos and tracks from Three Peaks.
Finally Bruce is back from river running and is on the trail with a new Rocky Mountain custom build. The Outer Limits trail has been added to the Three Peaks general riding area page, with fresh photos and new details from the Big Hole Loop and the Three Peaks Loop.    June 2016.

Mahogany Mountain. And the spaghetti trails north of Grove Creek.
There's some decent riding in the foothills of northern Utah County, much of it non-sanctioned like Crop Circles. Mahogany Mountain forks off Grove Creek, but you can reach it via a tangled web of foothill trails including the unmarked unofficial Bonneville Shoreline.   Trail report...   May 2016.

Kokopelli. 142 miles.
14,000 vertical feet of climbing, and riders do it in one day. But it can also be a multi-day camping bike trip. Here's the story of the route from Fruita to Moab.   Trail report...   May 2016.

Ooh, I love to dance a little Sidestep...
(For extra points, name that movie!) Great new options off Baby Steps South! Three new trails -- Sidestep North, Instep, and Sidestep South -- let you bypass the boring flats. Make it longer and techy; take a shortcut; ride a nice tech loop. This area just keeps getting better.   Trail report...   April 2016.

Gold Bar Rim. So much fun, it used to be illegal.
New photos, ride tracks, and instructions for the Gold Bar Rim. Super-techy rock with views like no other trail in Moab. <editorial> Now if only the BLM would authorize an alternate route to bypass that sucky awful crappy upper Gold Bar 4x4 so we can ride a BIKE route to the top! </editorial>   Trail report...   April 2016.

Malachite and Azurite
Geo buffs will recognize these trail names as copper minerals. So of course these trails offer new riding options off Miner's Loop in the Klondike Bluffs mountain biking area.    Trail report...   April 2016.

Red Hollow (Cedar City version).
Link Thor's Hideout to Highway 14, with a return via the Red Mountain trails for a nice loop ride.   Trail report...   April 2016.

Cedar City's paved bike paths.
A new East Bench trail has been added to the Coal Creek trail. As the new singletrack system is developed, the paved trails will link Red Hollow to a new bike park, the C Trail and the Iron Hills system.   Trail report...   April 2016.

Webb Hill. Sneak preview. But you can ride it now.
Webb Hill has been dug from the trailhead out to the Bloomington overlook. Work continues on the full loop, but for now it's a nice out-and-back ride with some techy stone.   Trail report...   April 2016.

Special April 1st Edition:  The fabulous Valhalla Trail.
Ever want to go biking and never come back? That's the sort of riding you'll find on the Valhalla Trail, an adventure ride like none that you'll find in all of Utah.   Greatest trail report ever...    April 1, 2016.

Hammer Thor's to the Hideout.
This is the first installment of a major trail system in the mountains north of Highway 14 by Cedar City. Short, but nice.   Trail report...   March 2016.

Ready for a trip to the Twilight Zone?
The Twilight Zone trail at Three Peaks opens new loop possibilities, as well as giving you a direct (but fun and slightly techy) route to the "Whale Trails" on the southeast corner.   Trail report...   March 2016.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Brim Trail at Powder Mountain
Some of you may remember the old Powder Mountain race loop. Well, it went away. Finally, there's a great singletrack loop at Powder Mountain that's among the best rides in the state. Check out the Brim Trail.   Trail report...   July  2015.
Crop Circles (Lindon). Explored this intermediate-level singletrack loops on the hillside above the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Legal status of some of the trails in the area is unclear.  July 2015.

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 Bays 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 Bays. 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.

WOW!  Actually, that's the name of the trail: Wasatch Over Wasatch
There's around 7 miles of trail between the Phosphate Loop and trail's end, as the WOW trail moves up toward the ridge above Park City. There's parking along Highway 224 in Wasatch Mountain State Park, and you can climb the first 6-ish miles as an out-and-back.   Trail report...   June  2015.

Coyote Middle!
Here's the scoop on the new trail linking to backside of Coyote Loop with upper Riverview above the UVU Wasatch Campus. 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.

Updated maps to Dutch Hollow...
There have been some changes to Dutch Hollow, with Barrel extended down to the new Sage Loop route. Prospect has new connections to the Phosphate trail. There are no trail markers on the west side, so you'll like the new printable high-res topo.   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.

Upper JEM is now one-way!  Options for getting to the top?
JEM is now downhill-only from the Highway 59 (upper) trailhead down to the Goosebumps intersection.  To climb from the valley to the upper trailhead, you can take Dead Ringer on the west, or the rediscovered JEM Doubletrack on the east. (The doubletrack has also found new life as part of an 11-mile loop ride including Goosebumps, Dead Ringer, and More Cowbell.)   Trail report for the JEM Doubletrack...   May 2015.

Dead Ringer is complete!
Still working on some of the support materials (like riding guides). And I need to update other trail pages in the area. But here's what I have so far on the five miles of bliss called Dead Ringer.   Trail report...   March 2015.

More Cowbell!  Nice easy ride in the JEM area.
New singletrack trail above ledges of white limestone, with Gooseberry Mesa looming to the east. Makes a nice trip for families and beginning bikers.   Trail report...   January 2015.

Here's the dope on the new Quail Overlook trail system!
This brand-new system has four loops, each visiting the top of a tooth of the escarpment southeast of Quail Creek Reservoir. This is technical riding for experts and upper-intermediates, and it's already a hit! Now that the trails have names (although they're still unmarked), I can unveil the trail page.   Trail report...   January 2015.

Rock and Roll. Zippy riding at Rhythm and Blues
OK, so I'm an idiot. At the southwest end of Rhythm and Blues I ignored a little path forking to the right, assuming it was some irresponsible outlaw riders shortcut. Last trip, the trail wasn't so little. Turns out, it's Rock and Roll, a 3.4 mile clockwise loop that's a blast to ride. I've updated the R&B page.  Trail report...   January 2015.

West Navajo Rocks. Big Mesa Trail!
With the completion of Big Mesa, Navajo Rocks now offers five sequential trails that form an 18-mile loop. Or you can do half-loops of the east or west side of around 10 miles. Here's the dope on Big Mesa, The Big Lonely, and Coney Island.  Trail report...   December 2014.

Hitting the Quail Creek trail...
Plenty of rock and roll on this Moenkopi-fest of a singletrack along the badland slopes of Harrisburg Bench. Worth your time, but definitely for expert riders.  Trail report...   December 2014.

The Klonzo system is finished with the addition of Gravitron and VertiGo
Here's the information for the latest trails in the north Klonzo riding area. More technical (and longer) than the other 20 trails in this trail system.  Trail report...   November 2014.

You've been wondering about Zephyr. Here's the scoop!
Most riders won't be excited by Zephyr. But it opens some wonderful riding opportunities, both for long-mileage hammerheads and beginners looking for a cruise. And if it's not your thing, well, you should never complain about having more trail to other people to ride.  Trail report...   November 2014.

Great new trail, but it's too late!
The Jimmy Keen singletrack is 8 miles of twisting fun in the La Sals. It was just opened November 1st. But at over 8000 feet elevation, this weekend's storm will bury it. Remember it for next year! It's a super alternative to the tedious Kokopelli section of the Whole Enchillada!   Trail report...   November 2014.

Klonzo Beginner Slickrock
Overweight, out-of-shape, and never been off the sidewalk before? Box-store single-gear bike? Planning to take your preschool kids with stroll-a-bikes? Well, now you can mountain bike on slickrock too. The Carousel area in South Klonzo (10 miles north of Moab) is open and already packed with riders. It's another big hit from the Trail Mix volunteers!   Trail report...   October 2014.

Klonzo South!
Located on Willow Springs Road just west of Arches National Park, the opening of Klonzo South gives you 20 trails in this riding area -- worth spending the whole day. My favorites are Houdini and Topspin, which I've incorporated into a sample ride for you.   Trail report...   October 2014.

Herriman Trails
Here's the info on the loop off Juniper Crest, the Firebreak Trail, and the ridge route at Blackridge Pond. As fall arrives, you'll appreciate more options for low-altitude riding.   Trail report...   August 2014.

North Ogden Divide to Willard
Here's a 12.5-mile route along the west edge of Ben Lomond Peak, with the Pleasant View section of the Bonneville Shoreline in the south and narrow singletrack clinging to the rugged mountainside for 7 miles in the north.   Trail report...   August 2014.

Snowbird's new Big Mountain Trail
Descend from Hidden Peak at 11,000 feet down to the base at 8000 feet over 7.5 miles of singletrack. Snowbird's new trail has had a few rainy weeks for the surface to pack down. If you've been wondering whether it's worth the tram fee (or getting up early in the morning while the trail is still two-way), here's Bruce's report.   Trail report...   August 2014.

Eagle Point trails, top of Beaver Canyon
At over 10,000 feet elevation, these trails are nicely cool on a summer's day. They're well-built and fun. There aren't a lot of miles at this time, but it's worth a side trip as you pass through Beaver on Interstate 15. Or just enjoy camping in the area and hit the trails for a couple of hours.  Trail report...    August 2014.

New trails in the Hurricane Rim system:  Cryptobionic and Goosebumps!
These trails offer new variations on your favorite JEM rides. Alternate downhills for the big Hurricane Loop, or nice fun figure-eights from the Virgin trailhead. Finished in spring 2014, they're ready for you to explore.   Trail report...    August 2014.

New singletrack on upper Ridge 157!
Now there's 2.7 miles of nice singletrack bypassing that "1000-vertical in 1 mile" north of Mill Canyon. South-to-North is now a fun option!    All-new Ridge Trail page...    June 2014.

Miner's Loop!  More great riding in Klondike Bluffs.
Miner's Loop forks off the southern end of the awesome EKG Trail in the Klondike Bluffs riding area north of Moab. Just finished a couple of weeks ago, it adds a new flavor to the many riding options here. You'll want to add this trail to your Moab plans.  Trail report...    May 2014.

Colorado River paved bike path is open!
This very expensive path hangs out over the water as it separates bikes from cars on State Route 128 along the Colorado. Bike back from Porcupine Rim without dodging traffic. Or just go for a pleasant ride. I've added information on this trail (and the new Moab Trail Hub) to the Old 191 page.  Moab Canyon Pathway (Old 191) report...    Page updated May 2014.

Chilkoot Pass. Final piece on the west side of Klondike Bluffs.
Yeah. This little lariat loop is the most boring bit of trail in all of Moab. Very easy beginner riding and nothing pretty to look at. But it completes a north-south route on the west side of Klondike, extending all the way up to a small parking area on the Dinosaur Tracks road.  Trail report...    May 2014.

All-new Potato Hill page includes the new Red Potato Trail.
It's amazing how many new opportunities open up with a small addition. The 0.7 miles of Red Potato really changes how you'll attack the eastern side of Draper's Corner Canyon.   Trail report...    May 2014.

Navajo Rocks!  New trail system in Moab.
Two of the planned four trails of the Navajo Rocks system are now finished, forming a nice 9-mile loop. These trails are found on Highway 313 just north of Moab.   Trail report...    May 2014.

Jedi Slickrock. More sandstone in the Bartlett Wash area.
This mesa just south of Bartlett Wash is an open-riding area -- there's no official trail, and you can ride anywhere you want within the designated zone. Play on smooth Entrada slickrock.  Trail review...    March 2014.

Now 18 miles of trail at Dead Horse Point.
The trail system at Dead Horse Point has become a favorite of families and beginning riders. Last month 9 miles of new trail opened west of 313, interconnecting with the original Intrepid system. It's great stuff.  Trail review...    March 2014.

Hymasa Trail!  A beautiful singletrack on Amasa.
My riding buddies love the brutal ledge-strewn climb on Amasa. Not me. This two-way trail bypasses most of the jeep road as you climb to the Amasa Saddle. Connecting directly to Captain Ahab, this trail just opened last week.  A big THANK YOU to the volunteers of Moab Trail Mix.  Trail review...    March 2014.

Dead Cow Loop!  Adventure ride for your bucket list.
Ride down and back up water-filled sandstone canyons along the Green River. The admission price is a long ride including some tough sand-riding. For experienced adventurers only.  Read more...  November 2013

Mary's Trail.  Great Entrada slickrock!
For 10 years, I've been meaning to find a way to ride Mary's Trail that doesn't require walking a mile through sand. OK, here it is. This trail has the most beautiful sandstone you'll find anywhere. But it's for experts only.  Read more...  November 2013

A heavenly bit of everything!  Red Butte to Red Slot loop.
I was trying to sneak into the White Wash area by the back door and discovered three trails that fit together into a nice loop ride. Red Butte, Red Rock, and Red Slot:  slickrock; undulating dirt; and a rock-bottomed wash run. Just 12 miles of I-70 east of Green River.  Read more...  November 2013

Update to the Riverview system:  13-mile Front-side Loop!
Here's the latest on the Riverview (Sorenson) trail north of Heber. New Sheep Bones singletrack links up Lower Riverview and new singletrack ties Lower Riverview back to Coyote and Upper Riverview at the south end. Definitely worth hitting before the snow buries it!  Read more...  November 2013

New riding options in east Corner Canyon: Rattler Trail. 
This new trail creates new possibilities for the unloved east side of Draper's Corner Canyon. Because this slope is sun-exposed, we're hoping this will be a winter-riding option when combined with the Corner Canyon road or the Aqueduct Trail.   Read more...  October 2013

Jurassic Trail!  Butter-smooth high-speed singletrack in Moab. 
The entire Jurassic Trail is now open for riding, and it may change your plans for the Klondike Bluffs area. There's now singletrack down the entire west side of the valley, with connectors to the east-west trails that climb the bluffs. So you never need to ride Copper Ridge again. The loop with Dino Flow is a blast.   Read more...  October 2013

Inside Passage trail - fun little bypass to boring doubletrack in Klondike 
OK, this little trail probably doesn't deserve its own web page, but here goes. This delicious singletrack connects the southern Klondike Bluffs parking to the road 1/2 mile later. Sadly, it's short. But it gets you away from the motos and grommets on the main trail.   Read more...  October 2013

Prospector Trail in Moab 
It may take you longer to read this page than to ride this little trail along Highway 191 in north Moab.  Read more...  October 2013

Lambert Park is Fixed.   AGAIN! 
On Saturday September 7, Lambert was hit by its second flood in 16 days, exactly 7 days after volunteers completed the trail rebuild project. Less than two weeks later, the damaged trails are repaired or replaced. Thanks to our many volunteers!   The Rebuilding of Lambert Park, take Two...  September 2013

South to Alaska. 
New trails in Moab!  In the Klondike area, ride the new Alaska trail with a visit to Nome and Homer. Very much worth your time. And did you know that Dino Flow has been extended all the way north to the Dinosaur Trackway parking area? New trailhead... and the only toilet in the area.   Read more...  September 2013

Lambert Park trail rehab report! 
Zag and White Dog have been rebuilt. Obviously, the flood areas aren't the same. They're a little bit more twisty, a bit more dippy. Scroll down to the bottom of our trail rehab report for photos from our Saturday workday.   Read more...  August 2013

Round Valley update. Over 30 trails. Ride recommendations that make sense!
I ride pieces of Round Valley frequently and do the USCS race there. After 11 years, I finally spent 5 hours and 40 miles riding around in circles, mapping (almost all) the trails. I've put together a few ride recommendations (with GPS tracks of course) for you. New color-coded satellite map.    Read more...  August 2013

Little Valley Loop Trail. Just finished this past week!
Little Valley is a little trail that forks off Ann's Trail just south of Potato Hill. Experienced riders will find it a nice but very short variation on Ann's. Beginners can do a nice little loop from Potato Hill. It's still a bit soft with a few mini-roots waving in the air, but ready to ride.   Read more...  August 2013

Tommy's Two Steps Trail in Park City. Three described rides from 10 to 18 miles.
Tommy's Two Steps is a new trail joining Midmountain (just south of Steps, Jenni's, and Johns) to the Yurt at the top of Steps. It creates some interesting riding possibilities.   Read more...  August 2013

Mojave Trail in Park City. Some new options...
Mojave is only a mile long (1.9 if you count the new trailcut up to Keystone), but it opens up some new possibilities for the Park City Resort area. Here's the report, with a couple of ride suggestions.  Read more...  August 2013

Murdock Canal Trail. Trailheads and stuff...
OK, I know. This is a paved trail. A trail where you can take the wife, girlfriend, neighbor, or kids and get them hooked on biking. And at 17 miles each way, it's a decent training ride for you hammerheads. And it's prettier than you'd think.  Read more...  August 2013

A little Corner Canyon housekeeping!
Draper keeps improving their Corner Canyon trail system, so here are a few updates. For those who don't like to pedal, Rush is now 0.7 miles shorter, as a section called The Trees has been bypassed. Canyon Hollow now goes through the Silica Pit over to the Coyote Hollow Trailhead. And there's a new trail connecting Ann's to Eagle Crest.  And no, the new trail across from Potato Hill isn't ready to ride yet.  August 2013.

Coyote Canyon Loop. An instant classic!
The Wasatch Trails Alliance buffed up the final section of this big loop on National Trails Day June 1. Located northeast of Heber, the ride has endless views on epic twisting trail. The shortest version is 20.2 miles, but it's worth it. This is a great trail that will quickly become a favorite -- put it on your "Must Ride" list now.   Read more...  June 2013

Klonzo Trail System is now fully built. And it rocks!
The Klonzo Trails lie just east of the Sovereign/Salt Wash trail system, on Willow Springs Road north of Moab. 8.5 miles of interconnecting loops make a gazillion riding options. Easy riding, nothing scary for intermediates.   Read more...  May 2013

New expert-level singletrack "Captain Ahab"
Wondering when the Moab trailbuilders were going to quit creating more Ride-With-The-Kids trails and build something gnarly? Well, here it is: 4.3 miles of singletrack for hard-core riders. You'll need to ride up Amasa Back to get to it.  Read more...    April 2013.

Sidewinder Trail at the Bar M in Moab
New trail allows you to skip a portion of paved Old 191 when connecting trails in the Brand Trail area. Yeah, it's not exactly a trail that will make you load up your bike and skip work. But it adds new options.  Read more...    April 2013.

Suicidal Tendencies. A new trail near Santa Clara!
Suicidal Tendencies drops from the top of Sidewinder, across the valley between mesas, then climbs even higher to a loop on the mesa south of Sidewinder. The trail is now open to riding, although some of the switchbacks need to be hiked.   Read more...    February 2013.

Maverick Trail? Just a little one-way off North 40.
At the Brand Trails (Bar M area), the Maverick Trail is a 1/2-mile twisting dirt ribbon. It's a one-way shortcut on the eastern side of the North 40 loop. The information has been added to the North 40 trail page.   Read more...  November 2012

Klonzo Trail System now open
The Klonzo Trails lie just east of the Sovereign/Salt Wash trail system, on Willow Springs Road north of Moab. Four miles are complete, with additional trails opening over the coming months.   Read more...  November 2012

Wild Rose trails in North Salt Lake!
The easy Wild Rose Loop is 2.4 miles and starts right off the (paved) Bonneville Shoreline in the rugged foothills. There's a little DH trail, and nasty connectors to the ridgeline above City Creek Canyon.   Read more...  October 2012

The Agate and Jasper Loops. Easy stuff!
These two little connected loops have no exciting riding and feature blah uninspiring views. What Agate and Jasper offer is some very easy singletrack riding (especially Jasper) where you can take your kids -- or spouse -- for some "real mountain biking". The loops are in the Klondike Bluffs riding area north of Moab.   Read more...  October 2012

7-Up.  Dirt and rock route to the top of the Mag 7!
Another new trail in Moab is 7-Up. While most (lazy) riders are riding it as a shuttled downhill, it's a great climbing route to the top of Bull Run. This opens up some very nice but brutally long loop rides.   Read more...  September 2012

Jenni's Trail.  New riding option in Park City!
Just finished in August 2012, Jenni's Trail offers a new climbing option from Park City Mountain Resort to Midmountain. Several nice new loop options are now possible.   Read more...  September 2012

Elk Park. Uintahs riding near Flaming Gorge.
Elk Park has some flattish dirt roads for beginners and kiddies. But the real riding here is the Elk Park Loop, which I will charitably describe as a bit of an adventure.   Read more...  August 2012

Red Pine Road Trail
The is the "other" Mill Creek Canyon trail. It's a fast climbing route to the Crest, or a blazing descent if you're trying to outrun a thunderstorm. Or do a six-mile loop ride, which I describe here.    Read more...   July 2012

Pine Cone Ridge
Here's the info on Pine Cone Ridge, a new trail that links Midmountain (near upper Armstrong) to the Wasatch Crest at Puke Hill. It is, without overstatement, a game-changer.  I've done it from Park City and from Mill Creek. It is awesome.    Read more...   July 2012

The new HAM trail in Park City... What's it good for?
HAM is only 0.8 miles long. You might wonder why they bothered digging it. Well, it creates a good easy loop ride (or a last minute quickie), plus a new more-efficient route up to northbound Midmountain or to the Wasatch Crest via Pine Cone Ridge.   Read more...   July 2012

New "Prospector" Trail at Dutch Hollow
Check out the trail at Dutch Hollow near Midway. Prospector forks north from the top of Donkey Ridge and contours north to the Dutchman road. This opens up new riding combinations, and finally makes the area west of the road worth riding. Updated maps, GPX track for Prospector loop ride.   See our updated Dutch Hollow page...   July 2012

Deer Creek South Fork reroute opens in American Fork Canyon 
On National Trails Day on June 2, the UMB race team joined URMB (Utah Rocky Mountain Bikers, an IMBA-affiliated club) and many volunteers to open a new trail segment in American Fork Canyon. It's ready to ride. Do the Deer Creek South Fork Loop and check it out!   Read more...   June 2012

Rush is finished!!!  Final section opens for ICup race.  
Section number 4 of Rush is now open and ready for business. (Some trail improvements are still going on.) The twisty turns are butter-smooth and highly bermed, jumps and stunts are there for those who want them. The trail finally is living up to its name -- it's a rush to ride.  Page includes loop option, ICup track.   Read more...   May 2012. Also see the new Corner Canyon overview page for a listing of trail stats in this complex riding area!

Mantua Dike Trail.  Nice family ride
Take your family around the Dike Trail, then go ride the new Eagle Rise singletrack while they try to catch a fish.  Go to Mantua Dike Trail page...     May 2012

Eagles Rise singletrack at Mantua
New trail is ready to ride on the slopes east of Mantua Reservoir (above Brigham City, on the way to Logan). A scenic but short 2.5 mile loop is finished, with a partly-done side trail nearing a viewpoint -- ready to go if you're willing to walk 100 yards. Go to Eagles Rise page...   May 2012

Providence Canyon Trail.  
Gene and Joel helped me test this shady singletrack route up Providence Canyon south of Logan. The climb is pretty, and the downhill is amazing. It's a short ride (6.4 miles round trip), so you may want to combine it with another ride in the Logan area. The trail was just completed last fall but it's already buff and bermed.   Read more...   May 2012

Sorenson Trail.  
This Heber-area trail was cut last fall and is being buffed up this spring. It's ready to ride now. It traverses the mountain from Highway 32 to Coyote Canyon at the north end of Heber. It's 6 miles in length with almost constant views over the Heber Valley.   Read more...   May 2012

North Ogden Bonneville Shoreline update.  
I've been waiting 10 years for this trail to be finished. But here's the latest update, including a helpful multi-track GPX file and high-res map that shows the connectors to subdivision trailheads. It's the current navigation for those heading north from Rainbow Gardens.   Read more...   April 2012.

Pineview Trail.  Short fun ride for the kids..
I've done the Pineview Trail a few times with scout groups and as a return route from the Southern Skyline loop. But I didn't realize that there was no information about it on this site. Until now...  Read more...   April 2012.

UFO.  Nice change for the Baby Steps Loop at Klondike.
UFO is a short singletrack and slickrock trail connecting the top of Baby Steps South to Little Salty. It just opened last week in the Klondike Bluffs area north of Moab. UFO lets you bypass a couple of miles of worthless dirt road when riding Baby Steps Loop. I also describe a 12-mile lariat loop that's a quick and satisfying ride.  Read more...   April 2012.

North 40.  The latest in the Brand Trails complex.
North 40 is a loop or figure-eight ride within the north end of the Bar M loop. Great for experienced beginners or early-intermediate riders. I describe a loop that combines North 40 with the slickrock trails east of Bar M.  Read more...   March 2012.

Dino Flow Trail.  New easy-riding option in the Klondike Bluffs area!
This trail runs parallel to the EKG Trail, transecting Baby Steps (North and South) and Little Salty before ending on Mega Steps. It's mostly dirt and is quick riding for the tired or the inexperienced. It creates some new riding possibilities.  Read more...   March 2012.

Great Escape.  New trail in the Mag 7 area.  
Great Escape opened for bike tires this spring in the Gemini Bridges riding area. This trail is similar to nearby Arth's Corner and Little Canyon Singletrack. Not too tough, not too technical. It offers nothing radically new, but is another nice riding option. I describe a long ride and a short ride.  Read more...   March 2012.

The Snakepit
This is a short but fun trail that links the eastern and western sides of the Stucki Spring trail. It can be used for a mini-loop with the southern side of Stucki. This will become a very popular option as more riders learn about this trail.   Read more...   December 2011

Wow!  Lots of new stuff for Stucki Springs.
The Stucki Spring page is now updated, with riding options from Bloomington, Santa Clara, and Green Valley. I've uploaded individual GPX course files with by-the-mile ride descriptions (linking to single-page riding guides). The new map and tracks also show exactly how to get from Green Valley to Barrel Roll by bike. Don't thank me, just spend your Christmas money at the UMB store.   Read more...   December 2011

An update to an old favorite...  the new Bearclaw Poppy options
I've updated the Bearclaw Poppy (Green Valley) page, which I first published in 1998. The page has new photos, much more information, and a more detailed ride description. The all-area track file has connectors to new stuff like Snake Pit, Snake Pit Rim, Stucki cut-off, the wash along the acid drops, and more. Plus single-track riding course files for popular cruises that use Bearclaw Poppy.   Read more...   December 2011

June's Bottom. A very nice looking bottom.
Here's the second reason to hit the San Rafael desert south of Green River. June's Bottom is a big slickrock area on Navajo sandstone overlooking the Green River. There's a descending trail down to the river's edge. Located about 6 miles south of Bull Bottom. You've got to do this trail, if only for the jokes about June's Bottom.   Read more...   November 2011

Guacamole Update!
I made it back to the Guacamole Trail this week. The maps and web page have been updated to show the newer  singletrack on the west side and south end. The GPX files include the new stuff, and have been sharpened to remove some 2006-era blundering around looking for the trail.   Read more...   November 2011

EKG Trail
This trail is four miles of continuous technical sandstone. Although the path traverses a gentle sideslope with no overall elevation gain, the trail rocks up and down for 1000 vertical. The trail starts on Baby Steps south, transects Little Salty and Baby Steps North, and joins Mega Steps at the north end for dozens of possible ride combinations.  Read more...   November 2011

Mega Steps! More riding options off the Baby Steps Loop.
At the far north end of the Klondike Bluffs riding area, Mega Steps ties the top of the Baby Steps Loop to Copper Ridge road below. Intersecting the EKG Trail at its northern end, it provides many different riding options.  Read more...   November 2011

Little Salty: nice sandstone riding
Little Salty is an up-down route on the tilted sandstone north of Klondike Bluffs. It transects the Baby Steps loop, creating an easier Baby Steps option, a loop via Mega Steps, or an alternate climbing route.  Read more...   November 2011

Longbranch in Brand Trails area
This is a short expert-level trail that links Deadman's Ridge with Bar B's southern end. It just opened for business this fall. The sample ride (with GPX track file for your navigation pleasure) is 12 miles.  Read more...   November 2011

New Beginner Trail: Rusty Spur in Moab's Brand Trails
Rusty Spur is a short, very easy singletrack loop trail in the Brand Trail area north of Moab. You can get to it via the paved Old 191 bike trail from Moab, or ride from the Brand Trail parking. Suitable for kiddies and rank beginners!  Read more...   November 2011

White Rock! Fun new climb with great views.
Thanks to Gene Poncelet for letting this little cat out of the bag. Stan is still digging the last few feet of this trail, but it's ready to ride. White Rock makes a great loop ride in the fall colors near Brigham City, or it's another option on the 4200-foot climb to Grizzly Peak!  Read more...   October 2011

Rhythm & Blues. A fun little Moenkopi bikefest!
It has snowed. Time to think, once again, about Moab and St. George! Rhythm & Blues is a short (2.6 mile) loop nestled in the triangle between Harrisburg Bench, US-9, and the Quail Creek road (between I-15 and Hurricane). It's an expert-level technical ride, but skilled intermediates can do it with a few walk-overs. Hit it for a couple of laps on your way into or out of town.  Read more...   October 2011

Nice 10-mile beginner-level ride on Midmountain to Johns99.
Almost every time I'm in the Park City Mountain Resort parking lot, someone pulls up and asks how they can ride the Midmountain Trail without any brutal climbing. Well, here's the answer. To avoid boredom I'm throwing in a lariat-loop with Johns99 and Little Chief. Nice ride, even if you're NOT a beginner.  Read more...   September 2011

Park City's Rossi Hill. Not a ride by itself, but a way of connecting up.
By request, a route for pavement-phobic riders who want to connect an off-the-mountain at Deer Valley with a started-the-ride at Park City Mountain Resort's parking. Links Rossi Hill to Prospect to Ontario Ridge to Daly Grind to Gina's Daly Bypass to King Road to a side-ways sneak through Sweeney's South and North.  Read more...   September 2011

The Fall Colors are here. Time to hit the Wasatch Crest to Midmountain Loop!
OK, I've hinted at the options and linked to a few track files. But here are the options (and my recommendations) for this epic ride. Individual course tracks for the more popular routes. The "featured ride" starts at the doubletrack on Guardsman Road in Big Cottonwood. It climbs back from Midmountain on a gentle grade using Crescent Mine Grade, Apex, Keystone, and Shadow Lake.  Read more...   September 2011

Speedbag Loop. Another quickie from Daly Canyon
Another "not your typical tourist destination" ride. A quick little jaunt at relatively lower altitude, with a blazing descent down narrow tree-infested singletrack on Speedbag.  Read more...   September 2011

TG Classic Loop... A big satisfying ride!
Up Tour des Suds to Moose Bones, across to TG, then down to Johns 99, Johns, 4:20, then Gravedigger for a big 13-mile tour of some of Park City's best. This is a ride you've got to do. Add it to your Park City list!  Read more...   September 2011

Moosehouse Loop
A little off the beaten track, this 6-miler starts in Daly Canyon and climbs via Empire Link to Johns99, then rapidly drops down Moosehouse to Gravedigger. Forested riding, not a lot of views, but fun trail. Option of rad DH lines on Moosehouse versus fairly tame intermediate descent.  Read more...   September 2011

Ruby Loop
Never heard of this one? Well, I just made up the name today. Most of this loop is brand-new trail, some of which just opened two days before my ride. So I was probably the first to put this particular loop together, and since it rides past the top of the Ruby Lift, I'm calling it the Ruby Loop. Oh, yeah, and it's a great little ride.  Read more...   September 2011

Flat Cable - Johns99 Loop
Another "what the..." navigation nightmare through the most complex area of Park City's trails. Offering good stuff away from the busier trails, this 12-mile 1800-vertical loop is a fun ride. Take a GPS track or pay really close attention to the mile-by-mile ride description.  Read more...   September 2011

Scott's Pass Loop from Park City
Are you one of those insane hammerheads who complains that Park City doesn't have enough mountains? Here's a nice climb for you. 3700 vertical in one 8-mile chunk, then 11 miles back to your car. And what the hey... Where did the Dead Tree go?  Either rename the trail or kill a new tree!  Read more...   September 2011

Tour des Suds... Is this trail still worthy?
While sitting around with a broken toe, I updated my old Tour des Suds page with track files and photos from a recent ride. The Tour will never be what it formerly was. But these riding directions will let you navigate up the mountain for a great loop ride eastbound or westbound.  Read more...   September 2011

Bowhunter Loop  (with climb on Team Big Bear and tour of Flagstaff Loop)
Very nice ride from Deer Valley climbs to 9100 feet and circumnavigates the mountain to provide clear views in all directions. 10-mile short ride, or start from the lower lodge for a 17-mile 2000-vertical day.  Read more...   September 2011

Armstrong Trail in Park City...
This is a new four-mile climbing trail (one-way only for bikes!) that extends from the Spiro trailhead to the Midmountain Trail. I describe a 10-mile loop ride, plus a bunch of more adventurous longer rides using the Armstrong Trail as your climb.  Read more...   August 2011

Pioneer Trail!
Pioneer is a fun three-mile bikes-only trail in upper Ephraim Canyon. I rode up the canyon road to combine Pioneer with Flume for a 13.2-mile ride. Have I mentioned, I hate gravel-road climbs? But the ride is worth the trip to the land of Snow College.  Read more...   August 2011

Flume Trail in Ephraim Canyon.
This fun little trail meanders along an old flume path before starting a 15% one-mile plunge into the valley. After the mid-summer snowdrifts melt high on the mountain, it can be combined with the Pioneer Trail (more later) for a 2500-vertical DH-fest.  Read more...   August 2011

Check out the new Potato Hill trailhead -- another Traverse Mountain option!
The gravel roller just finished prepping the parking area at Potato Hill, so the new trailhead is ready to receive your bike. Use Potato Hill as a starting point for some interesting loop rides.  Read more...   August 2011

The new Draper Rim -- Ann's Trail.  A little rough on the east end, but nice!
The final cutting has been completed on this 6-mile route on Traverse Mountain below Suncrest. Best as part of a 10-plus mile loop. The eastern end is still a little rough, but it's worth your attention.  Read more...   August 2011

Yoo Hoo DH
This trail is a DH continuation of the awesome Shamrock & Roll on the mesa north of Price. Only the first section is buffed; the rest is roughed in but still needs some work to be worthy. But if you're interested, here's a description of a 12-mile loop that will let you try Yoo Hoo.   Read more...   June 2011

Floating Rocks Loop
Prediction: this is going to be your favorite ride in Price. This route is dumbbell-shaped, with a loop of other trails on each end of Floating Rocks. Plenty of rim riding, great views, some tech downhill, and lots of fun. 13.3 miles with a 16.5-mile version that adds three add-on meanders.   Read more...   June 2011

Knott Pete's Rim and Wyatt's Way to The Devil's Backbone
Why does every trail in Price need an apostrophe? Anyway, here's installment #2 on the Luke's area trails in Price. A couple of quick little rides on the southern edge of the mesa overlooking town.   Read more...   June 2011

The Price is Right!  Luke's Trail revisited... with Alan's Alley and the Bonus Loop
Explored 14 trails on the mesa around Luke's Trail north of Price. This update to Luke's is the first installment. Oh so many trails, so many riding options. Looking for a place to do major miles while waiting for the snow to clear?   Read more...   June 2011

Bull Canyon.  Nice new variations on an old tired classic.
Bull Canyon is a gravel road then ATV track to a foot trail under the Gemini Bridges arches. Never been excited about it. Add it to the Two Tortoise Rock loop, or do a Tour de Bridge above and below Gemini Bridges via the Magnificent 7, and it becomes something you may want to do!   Read more...   May 2011

Chicken Corner.  A report by "The" Chicken
This is one of the least-technical rides in Moab, but it's 43 miles long. The views are amazing. And it ends at fabulous Chicken Corner, where, just around the bend in the rock above the river Jesse James' treasure awaits. As far as I know.    Read more...   May 2011

Two Tortoise Rock - a nice loop ride
Two Tortoise Rock offers easier riding with fantastic views. This trail is found just off the Gemini Bridges road, and offers a trip to below the arches via Bull Canyon as a possible add-on. Options for 6-mile, 16-mile, 20-mile or even 32-mile versions.   Read more...   May 2011

By request -- the dope on Old 191 paved trail in Moab
A very enjoyable 8-mile stretch of paved bike path replaces the old dirt 191 route. Access to the Brand Trails, Gemini Bridges, and the Canyonlands road.   Read more...   May 2011

Bull Bottom -- worth going into the middle of nowhere!
This is an area of slickrock along the Green River south of I-70. The riding is lots of fun and pretty easy. The scenery is pretty (once you're on the bike). The remoteness requires a bit of preparation.   Read more...   May 2011

Rusty Nail Trail. Another way to play with Golden Spike.
The Rusty Nail trail can be the downhill part of a nice Gold Bar to Golden Spike loop, or it can be the climbing route to Golden Spike for a long point-to-point ride to Poison Spider.   Read more...   May 2011

Little Creek. An update to the latest update.
Little Creek has finally dried out and offers excellent riding. I've got a more-accurate GPS track for those who want to do the Big Loop -- it gets rid of the "detours" and riding in circles in the hard-to-follow spots. I've added a couple of new on-trail guides and more riding options, and updated the mile-by-mile for the latest conditions.   Read more...   April 2011

Gold Bar Singletrack. Good stuff.
Here's Installment #4 of the Magnificent 7: The Gold Bar Singletrack, formerly known as the Blue Dot trail. (Upper Blue Dot is closed!) The ST, plus a bit of the Gold Bar Rim, will put you on the cliffs above the highway, ready to continue with Golden Spike, the 5th section of the Mag 7.   Read more...   April 2011

Little Canyon Singletrack. Magnificent 7 segment 3.
Installment #3 on the Mag 7 is the Little Canyon ST, 2.3 miles in length. It's fairly easy riding, before the brutal tech of the Gold Bar segment. So you could be forgiven if you just did the first 3 segments for an 11-mile fun ride, then shuttled back to the top.  Read more...   April 2011

Arth's Corner. Mellow slickrock and singletrack.
Installment #2 on the Mag 7 is Arth's Corner. Only 1.5 miles long, Arth's can also be a nice family or beginner ride. Do it as an out-and-back or as a loop using the Gemini Bridges road. If you're riding the Mag 7, you're 8 miles into it when you finish Arth's Corner.  Read more...   April 2011

Bull Run -- not quite finished -- is a great start to the Magificent 7
Installment #1 on the Mag 7 is Bull Run. This 6-mile trail section starts on the upper Gemini Bridges road and cruises over tech slickrock and singletrack down to just above the twin arches.   Read more...   April 2011

Moab Rim to Hidden Valley Loop
Here's a brutal loop loop of adventure and fine riding -- for those who don't mind a bit of rock-scrambling while carrying their bike. This route ties Moab Rim, Hidden Valley, and Pipe Dream together.  Read updated Moab Rim page...    Read about Hidden Valley...    April 2011

Grafton Wash -- ST route between Goose NE Rim and Grafton Mesa
Here's the low-down on a route that connects all the trails of Gooseberry to the singletrack of Grafton Mesa.  Not sure exactly how this would fit into your ride plans, but here's how to do it.  Read more...   April 2011

Pipe Dream Trail in Moab
This is fun singletrack just below the cliffs on the southwest corner of the Moab Valley. Upper-intermediate in tech requirement, with a few tricky spots and some steep mountainside exposures. About 10 miles out-and-back, or make an easier loop ride. Worth doing.    Read more...   April 2011

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.   Let's see the map!   April 2011

Tech singletrack on Grafton Mesa... Very fun!
I found three new trail sections on Grafton Mesa that you'll want to ride. These trails are easy to miss, so you'll want to use my new map and riding directions. Downloadable GPX course files for a mesa-top figure-8 ride and big loop as well as the classic DH plunge.    Read more...   April 2011

Rockstacker and Jackson -- A scary, tricky alternate return route from Amasa
You may have heard rumors of a highly technical alternate trail down from Amasa Back. Here's 4 miles of very tough and hazardous riding for those very skilled riders who are looking for adventure.  I've got the trail info for you, including a GPX course file to follow.   Read about Rockstacker...   Read about Jackson Singletrack...    March 2011

Lazy-EZ Loop - a new addition to the Brand Trails system
This trail is an easy 3-mile loop inside the Bar M Loop north of Moab. It will excite riders who need a place to take beginners, scout troops, and non-excited spouses. No cliffs, nothing hairy, a nice taste of singletrack for those starting out. For experts, it offers a more-fun route to the big stuff at Deadman's, Bar B, Rockin A, and Circle O.    Read more...   March 2011

Miners Run
Only a few adventurous riders will want to consider this route. To find it and navigate the route, you need a GPS unit that displays tracks at high resolution. You need a sharp eye for cairns. There really is no "trail" -- at least, not yet. The reward is tech riding on a lot of slickrock on the edge of the San Rafael Swell.    Read more...   March 2011

Pothole Arch Trail
This is a fun trail with great scenic views. Unfortunately for the less-strong and unskilled (me), you have to get to it by climbing the Amasa Back trail first. I describe a 15-mile ride that you'll want to add to your Moab bucket list.   Read more...   March 2011

Little Creek trails update
I'm getting a lot of requests for updated Little Creek information. So here's what I have: by-the-mile riding directions for the West Mesa Loop, the Small Sandstone Loop, and the newer East Point Loop. Download individual "course" riding files for your Edge (or other) GPS system for all three loops.   Read more...   March 2011

Gooseberry Secret Trail - Status Report!
The Harris Secret Trail on Gooseberry is a bit overgrown. Needs some Tough Love with pruning shears. If you ride it now, I suggest shin guards or knee socks plus forearm protection such as long-sleeve jersey or arm warmers.   Read more...   February 2011

Icehouse Trail! A nice zippy downhill.
This trail is lots of fun. Even with a long crank up the Turkey Farm road for the shuttle-less. Very speedy with great flow. Quite a different feel from upper Broken Mesa, which joins the bottom half of this trail.   Read more...   February 2011

Little Purgatory Loop.  A new option for the tech-lover!
This is a six-mile ride east of Leeds near St. George. The loop climbs the Historic Babylon trail and descends the highly-technical Little Purgatory trail. The descent has been compared to Zen. Worth doing.    Read more...   January 2011

Nephi's Twist
Nephi's Twist is a short doubletrack ride up a colorful wash near La Verkin. The non-official version includes a technical ridge-line ride. But this singletrack can only be found by those who know exactly where it is.    Read more...   December 2010

Toquerville Falls
This is an old favorite ride for the local kids. It's a dirt road to Toquerville Falls. It's 12 miles round trip, and you have to climb over a mountain to get there.    Read more...   December 2010

Three Fingers Canyon
This is a dirt-road ride on the eastern cusp of the San Rafael Reef. The views of the Reef are nice, but the ride's destination is Three Fingers Canyon, where there's a collection of rock art.  This is unexciting easy non-tech riding suitable for beginners.    Read more...  November 2010
Gooseberry Mesa Northeast Rim Trail
This is a non-official (outlaw) trail that's 13 miles long. The east end is on private property. The locals suggest you leave this one alone until it gets "official" status.    Read more...  November 2010

Update, Cedar City's Red Mountain
This short little technical playground is now hard to navigate due to ATVs and alternate lines.  I have a GPS track that will deliver you to the north end of the classic loop.    Read more...   November 2010
Western Rim Trail !  An awesome ride you've never heard of.
This is a beautiful 24-mile loop ride on the Colorado River, with a trailhead just off I-70, 60 miles east of Green River. Two sections of wow cliff-side singletrack, then a return via the Kokopelli Trail. Terrific views. Gotta hit this one.  Read more...  November 2010
Top of the World... Monster climb, monster view
Are you ready for this one? Starting at the Colorado River 29 miles northeast of Moab, this ride is an 18-mile round trip with 3300 vertical feet of climbing, some of it fairly technical. Top of the World is a fabulous viewpoint overlooking the Onion Creek Narrows.   Read more...  November 2010

Good Water Canyon Rim
Absolutely fabulous 15-mile singletrack in the San Rafael 40 miles south of Price. Loop w dirt road 21 miles. Killer views. One of Utah's best rides.   Read more...  October 2010

Buckhorn Wash
Another relatively famous dirt-road ride. This ride has beautiful scenery all the way to the top of the wash. Native American rock art. Nice spot to camp and ride with the family. For those who like to suffer, continue on uphill to the Little Grand Canyon (Wedge) overlook for a 34-miler.   Read more...  October 2010

Little Grand Canyon Overlook - "The Wedge"
OK, there are eye-popping views once the road, yes road, reaches the edge of the San Rafael River gorge. It's more of a destination ride. Easy easy easy riding. But it might be just what your family wants.  Read more...  October 2010
Duchesne River Gorge Overlook!
Yes, it's ATV track. So what. Fabulous viewpoint at 10,100 feet elevation, 2600 feet above the Duchesne River. Reached via the Soapstone Basin Loop, which I bet is really pretty when the wildflowers are blooming in July.  Read more...   October 2010

Mule Ear to Mule Shoe Loop 
Team member and riding bud Gene tipped me off to this new trail. It's a six-mile loop just north of the campgrounds of North Fork in Ogden Valley. Nice trail, mostly in forest, with occasional breakouts to views.   Read more...  October 2010

Sardine Peak loop ride!
with a side trip to Coldwater Canyon Odgen Overlook.

This trail is so new, the engines of the trail excavators are still warm. Nice views, great little out-and-back side trip from the loop to the Ogden Overlook.   Read more...  October 2010

Spiro Trail! to PCMR trails, The Canyons, Deer Valley.
I've done Spiro around twenty times, but always on the way somewhere else. Spiro is a beautiful buff trail. But I find I've made the official Spiro Trail page into an instruction manual about how to get somewhere else, such as the Wasatch Crest.  Read more...  October 2010

Robs Trail to Hollys Loop. Nice 13 miles!
The fall colors made this ride near The Canyons in Park City a pleasure. There are a couple of shorter options using trails within the loop such as Ambush. Or you can do bigger rides -- I was having so much fun I finished the day with 28 miles.  Read more...  September 2010

Bear Canyon Trail, on the south side of Nebo!
This is a pretty little singletrack across the mountain from Payson Canyon, further south on the Nebo Loop Road. It makes a nice loop ride with 9 miles of road gaining 2200 feet, followed by a three mile singletrack plunge down Bear Canyon. Or shuttle it!  Read more...  September 2010

Princess Di Trail. Nice.
The Princess Di trail is a narrow singletrack east of Park City at Promontory. If you need switchback practice, this is your trail. Fun, challenging, nice views. 14.5-mile loop includes the paved Three Mile Canyon, then Princess Di, then 4 miles of the Rail Trail.  Read more...  August 2010

South Canyon Trail.
Same trailhead as Princess Di, but not an exciting ride. Six or nine-mile versions of loop using part of the Rail Trail. Add more miles to Princess Di, but can't give it much of a recommendation otherwise.  Read more...  August 2010

Mill Canyon... time for an update!
2.5 miles of beautiful new singletrack trail was opened for biking this spring at the top of Mill Canyon. It may change the way you ride in American Fork Canyon. I took a new look at the old brutal Mud Springs - Mill Canyon loop, and I'm changing my ride recommendation.  Read more...  July 2010

Red Canyon Rim... The Rim Trail.
This a fun ride along the rim of Red Canyon at Flaming Gorge. Nice singletrack with some tech sections.  9.6-mile out-and-back, a little climbing. Great views.  Read more...  June 2010

Swett Ranch Loop
This is a "what the hell, I'm in the neighborhood" type of cruiser ride. Nice scenic views, low-voltage easy riding. Not something you'd make a special trip for, but a nice mid-ride add-on while doing the Red Canyon Rim Trail out-and-back.   Read more...   June 2010

Dowd Mountain revisited. Nice ride.
After 12 years, I made it back to Dowd Mountain overlooking Flaming Gorge Reservoir. This time, I got data for a more detailed ride description, GPS tracks, and a high-res topo map. This 10.5-mile loop is under-used.   Read more...   June 2010

Rush "unidirectional, bicycle-preferred" Trail
One-way singletrack route from the top of Traverse Ridge (upper Clark's trailhead). About half-completed, with the upper half ready to ride. Connects to Canyon Hollow at bottom for now.   Read more...  June 2010
Red Mountain DH: two descents
Expert riders will enjoy these ATV-track routes down a cuesta about 10 miles north of Vernal. Two descent options, approx 5 miles each, 1700 vertical. Option of strenuous XC loop for advanced riders.   Read more...   June 2010

Rojo Trail - Fun tech slickrock!
If you've got strong legs and good tech skills, add the Rojo Trail to your Vernal wish list. Usually done top-to-bottom after a DT climb, I rode it out-and-back. So while my description follows the "official route" there's no law says you can't do the fun stuff up AND down.   Read more...   June 2010

Dutch Hollow - Updated info with topo map and track files
Dutch Hollow is a system of trails on the mountainside above Midway. A downhill-only trail called Barrell has been added since my 2003 review. Nice Cottontail loop for beginners, narrow tight twisty stuff for experts.   Read more...    June 2010

Lapoint trails! Corkscrew and Racetrack
Just east of Lapoint (about 15 miles northeast of Roosevelt) are two very nice trails that share a common trailhead. Racetrack is easier, with a short and medium version. Corkscrew is 9 miles with an excellent twisting and dipping descent.  Read about Corkscrew...    Read about Racetrack...   June 2010

Flume Trail (Dry Fork)
Wow! What a great trail. I did a 20-mile epic and was hungry for more. The Flume Trail offers great riding both uphill and down. Beautiful scenery. A few tech challenges. And a history lesson. This trail makes my "Must Ride" list!  Read more...  June 2010

Slippery When Wet
Another reason to head east to Vernal. With a trailhead at McCoy Flat, Slippery When Wet is a 6-mile upper-intermediate loop through desert and rock. The ride can be combined with Retail Sale, and if you do that, you can also hit More Hoes or Fire Sale on your way to Slippery When Wet.   Read more...  June 2010

Serpendipity
This is a loop that starts on the Jackalope trail, then drops off the Asphalt Ridge in a twisting plunge. It connects to Retail Sale for the return to the McCoy Flats corral west of Vernal.   Read more...  May 2010
More Hoes
This is a fun technical singletrack loop near Vernal, reached via Retail Sale trail at McCoy Flat. Most of trail is upper-intermediate technical with some advanced-technical sections. A few short climbs, one big climb to a mesa with nice views. Read more...  May 2010

Fire Sale Trail
Fire Sale is a 2.5 mile section of nicely technical singletrack that you can substitute for about 1/2 mile of the Retail Sale loop. The ride I describe here is 9.2 miles, starting at the McCoy Flats corral west of Vernal.   Read more...  May 2010

Got Milk? And Cookies...
Have the urge for some singletrack, but don't want to work too hard? Go to the McCoy Flats area near Vernal. Combining the Got Milk trail with And Cookies gives the Milk and Cookies loop, six miles of unthreatening desert singletrack. For rank beginners, there's a 3.5 mile loop that adds Combo to And Cookies!  Read more...  May 2010

Jackalope Trail
This is an 8-mile loop west of Vernal. The clockwise loop climbs from the McCoy Flat trailhead to a ridgeline that peeks at the farmland around Vernal. The descent requires a bit of bike-handling skill because of loose rock, but the overall ride is intermediate.  Read more...  May 2010
2009 2009 trail stories...

Flintstone DH Trail
This is an expert mile down the northeast corner of Lake Mountain, with man-made stunts and some pretty hairy natural rock drops. 4.7 mile loop ride from Eagle Mountain's bike park. For experts only.  Read more...  December 2009

Mountain Ranch Bike Park
With a large skills area, pump track, jump line, and DH trails with man-made stunts, Eagle Mountain's bike park is the biggest and best I've seen in Utah. Even riders in Salt Lake valley will find it's surprisingly fast to get there via Redwood Road.  Read more...  December 2009

Germania Dirt Trail
This little dirt loop is (as far as I know) the only official dirt singletrack on the floor of Salt Lake Valley. It's brand new. So what's it good for? Winter riding. Family rides. Beginners. Cyclocross practice. The trail is accessed from the Jordan River Parkway in Murray.  Read more...  November 2009

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The new Corner Canyon one-way bike trail... 
There's been a lot of excitement about the new downhill-only bicycle-preferred trail that's coming together in Corner Canyon. The top half is ready to ride, from the top of Clarks to the Pipeline trail above the Ghost Falls South connector. The map and the GPS track are temporarily on the Canyon Hollow / Brocks Point page.    Link to the Canyon Hollow page...   October 2009
Center Canyon (Daniel's Creek) - Why bother?
This is a short trail (about three miles round trip) in the middle of Daniel's Canyon southeast of Heber. Option of riding higher as singletrack turns steep and ugly. Not to be confused with Center Trail in Diamond Fork area. Read more... September 2009

Green Canyon - A favorite of Logan locals
The Green Canyon trail starts right at the edge of northeast Logan. It's a gentle climb on smooth fun trail. Most riders do 4 miles to the fence, or you can ride another 1.7 miles up narrower singletrack before turning back at the (unmarked) wilderness border.   Read more...   September 2009

Fifth Water Ridge
This is a "so good I can't believe I've never heard of it" type of ride. Located near Strawberry Ridge, this 12-mile, 1500-vertical loop ride is absolutely great. It's a nice mix of smooth trail and great views with a smattering of short challenges thrown in.   Read more...   September 2009
Steep Hollow to Steam Mill Canyon Loop
Neil and the guys in Logan have posted a GPS track file and photos for this loop ride of about 11 miles with 2000 vertical feet of climbing. Located just uphill from Bunchgrass. Want to try it?  Read more...   September 2009

Willow Creek 025 - French Hollow
Located south of Soldier Creek and Strawberry Reservoir, Willow Creek 025 connects to several trails that drop down from FR 090. FR 090 is actually a very nice bike ride by itself. On this page, I describe 4 loop options of varying difficulty, ranging from an epic 36-miler with over 4000 vertical to a little 7-mile giggler.  Read more...  September 2009

Center Trail to Strawberry Ridge Loop
Tough 18-plus mile ride with over 4000 vertical feet of climbing, at an average altitude of 8000 feet. Awesome ride. Climb up Second Water, cross five mountains on the Center Trail to Fifth Water. Climb to the Strawberry Ridge Road for more up-and-down riding before the descent.  Read more...  September 2009

Sleepy Hollow -- Big climb, bigger views
This is a scenic but stiff climb in the hills north of Strawberry Reservoir. The view from 10,000 feet is spectacular. Can be done as an 8 mile (round trip) out-and-back with 1800 feet of climbing, or as part of a loop ride including Co-op Creek. Season June through September.  Read more...  August 2009

Co-op Creek Trail!  Awesome.
The Co-op Creek Trail is gentle singletrack climbing along the side of Co-op Creek to an elevation of 8,900 feet. Great views in the lower canyon, pretty aspen forest higher up. For the hard-core, add the Chicken Creek ATV route and the singletrack Sleepy Hollow trail.  Read more...  August 2009

The Foreman Trail. Can you take it?
The Foreman Trail is where you send your buddies when you're really, really mad at them. Well, maybe it's not that bad, but you will suffer. Shingle Hollow is pretty, and the loop is worth doing if you're looking for adventure. In Daniel's Canyon near the summit.  Read more...  August 2009

Willow Creek - Fun and easy singletrack
The Willow Creek trail itself is only two miles long, but I've put together a loop-within-a-loop route for a 14 mile ride with five miles of singletrack. Or, you can just do a simple out-and-back. Climbing is gentle and easy.  Read more...  August 2009

The Skyline Drive -- 75 dirt miles at 10,000 feet
The Skyline Drive is the alpine equivalent of the White Rim Trail -- a multi-day bike ride on dirt road with incredible views. Perfect for a scout troop to ride their bikes to the next camping spot on a 3 or 4 day trip. It's possible to ride the whole thing in one day, but certainly not easy.  Read more...  July 2009

Breaking ground for Corner Canyon's new bicycle-preferred downhill-only trail. This trail will span from the upper Clarks trailhead on Traverse Ridge down to the Silica Pit with plenty of swooping turns on its 3.5-mile run. Most of the trail will be hand-built. Please volunteer to help dig!  July 2009

Dead Horse Point's Big Chief Trail! Here's the scoop.
The new bike trail at Dead Horse Point tries to please everybody, and I think it succeeds. It's fun and satisfying for experienced riders, yet non-threatening and non-brutal for beginners. At 6000 feet, it's a great trail for an afternoon ride while it's hot hot hot in Moab.   Read more...  June 2009

The Strawberry Narrows Trail!
This is a high-voltage scenic ride. To do the whole thing as an out-and-back is 24 miles, but there's a nice 16-miler from the eastern end that hits all the stuff you want to ride. The trail is free of snow, with only a couple of deadfall logs still on the trail.  Read more...  June 2009

Checking out Draper's new Canyon Hollow trail...
Corner Canyon has a new multi-user trail to replace the old Pipeline route. Combine it with Clarks Trail, Ghost Falls, or Jacobs Ladder.  The trail is ready to ride if you don't mind dodging a few little roots sticking out of the ground from the trail cut.   Read more...  June 2009

Oak Vista to Eagle Crest Loop ride at Suncrest
Last year, I ignored the Oak Vista trail because it just didn't seem to go anywhere. Well, this is a fun little trail. If you don't mind cranking up Traverse Ridge Road for a mile, there's a very nice little loop of 4.5 miles using the Eagle Crest singletrack on the south side of Traverse Mountain.   Read more...  June 2009

See our new guide to Moab's Little Canyon Rim
Also known as Eagle's Nest and Metal Masher, Little Canyon Rim isn't as well known or as well-traveled as other Moab rides. But it's a terrific ride that visits the highest point on the cliffs along Highway 191. Slickrock, ledges, views -- tons of great stuff.   Read more...  June 2009

Baby Steps loop ride!
No longer just a more-technical route to Klondike Bluffs, Baby Steps now offers a great 15 mile loop ride. The downhill singletrack is absolute fun, putting Baby Steps up near the top of your list of things to do in Moab.  Read more...  May 2009
Little Baldy hill climb!
Bruce has mapped this tough climb up the south side of Mount Timpanogos. It's clear of snow and ready for bike tires. On the way down, loop around to Dry Canyon via Trail 51.  Read more...  May 2009

Salt Wash and Cedar Mountain!
More riding options for the Sovereign Singletrack.

With the new Salt Wash trail parallel to (and replacing part of) the Sovereign Singletrack, plus the "wash trails" and the upper Sovereign loop, you need Bruce's new info to plan your ride.  About Salt Wash...   About Cedar Mountain...   May 2009

New! Your complete guide to the Moab Brand Trails
Bruce rides more trail to provide up-to-date info on these nice rides north of Moab, named after cattle brands: Bar M, Circle O, Rockin A, and Bar B. Plus the Killer B for good measure.  Read more...  May 2009

Upper Porcupine Singletrack is now LEGAL!
The UPS, an awesome "outlaw" route connecting Kokopelli to the Lower Porcupine Singletrack, is now an officially sanctioned trail! Can be combined with the Porcupine Rim, or as part of the Whole Enchilada.  See the trail page...  April 2009

Great slickrock Monitor and Merrimac bicycle loop!
Now there's a bicycle-only route that's about half slickrock and a quarter singletrack. Definitely worth your attention. The slickrock is easy, making this an excellent ride for beginners. Plus dinosaur bones in the cliff face!  Read more...  April 2009

New easy family-style trail to rock art at Anasazi Valley.
There's a new meandering trail that provides a gentle climb up to the prehistoric farmstead and rock art in the Santa Clara River Preserve. The trail is smoothed with road-base, so it's easy pedaling.  Read more...  April 2009

Ride it, or use it to get to Church Rocks... Dino Cliffs!!
Dino Cliffs is a short but fun ride along the sandstone cliffs north of Washington. It provides an all-dirt route from the city to Church Rocks and Prospector.  Read more...  April 2009

Great new riding option off Barrel Roll: Sidewinder!
Sidewinder is a really fun 3-mile out-and-back off Barrel Roll. It can also be reached via Precipice, a trail under construction from the Barrel Roll (Cove Wash) trailhead.  Read more...  April 2009

Cove Wash designated official cycling trail by BLM.
The Cove Wash trail is an ATV route that's friendly to mountain bikes. It goes to an impressive overlook of Cottonwood Wash, with connection options for more riding, including Stucki Spring. Read more... April 2009

New trails in the Santa Clara River Preserve.
South of Cove Wash are brand new singletrack trails Rim Rock, Rim Runner, Rim Reaper, and Rim Rambler. This system of trails offers various riding options, including easier or more difficult rides. Read more...  April 2009
Using Dino Cliffs to bike directly to Church Rocks!
Fun little trail features open rock and desert singletrack, as out-and-back, loop ride, or as a route to Church Rocks or Prospector. Eastern end suitable for beginners.  Read more...
2008 2008 trail stories...
Trails re-routed in Lambert Park
The private property in-holding has been fenced, and trailbuilders have already responded. There's a new Ziggy that descends from Corkscrew to the old lower Ziggy. The new ZPC (Ziggy-Poppy Connector) offers additional riding opportunities.  Lambert Park Trail Page  November 2008
New Draper DH ready, although not officially open
The new DH-only track falls 2.5 miles from the Deer Ridge trailhead in Suncrest down to the Suncrest Road. Man-made stunts and air opportunities abound. The stunt areas will be extended further down the mountain next year.  More Info.  November 2008
Eagle Mountain working on bike park
The intrepid bikers of the western side of Utah Lake have begun work on a free-ride park with pump track and dirt jumps, a downhill track, and new singletrack trails. Volunteers are
working almost every Saturday. Bike park blog... October 2008
30 new trails in 2008...
Bruce has mapped over 30 new trails during 2008, including 5 in the St George area, 6 in Logan Canyon, and 3 near Brigham City. Several trails have been revisted to update the information. It's been a productive year! UMB now has around 300 trails on our site. October 2008
That's the end of the trail news...