|Utah's "Must-Ride" Classic Trails!
Picked by our editor, based on suggestions from you.
Singletrack climb from the Logan Canyon road up to Utah's oldest tree.
Nice views, forested steady climb. Intermediate technical, significant
climb. Season mid-May through September.
Everybody hits this "Must-Ride Trail!"
Classic singletrack climb from the edge of Bountiful to Rudy's Flat. Loop
option through North Canyon. Lots
of bikes on weekends. Intermediate technical, significant climb. Season
late May through October.
A Classic Singletrack Climb!
Climb to the Ben Lomond Peak trail from the North Ogden Divide, descend
into North Park in Ogden Valley. Road return loop. Intermediate technical
singletrack, big climb. Season June through September.
||Dog Lake. (Big Water
Trail) Traditional Must-Ride!
Classic canyon climb,
suitable for newcomers, from upper Mill Creek Canyon to Dog Lake. Moderate
climb on singletrack, intermediate technical, not too long. Forested
switchbacks. Season July through September.
||Little Cottonwood Creek.
Famous early season ride! Broad
singletrack follows the old pipeline route along Little Cottonwood Creek,
from the mouth of the canyon up to the ruins. Significant climb, but not
too long. Intermediate technical with a few rough sections. Season May
||Mill Creek Pipeline.
Popular "Entry-level" Trail! Singletrack
follows the old pipeline route in Mill Creek, mostly flat riding with one
section of switchbacks having about 600 ft altitude change. Goes to
viewpoint overlooking SLC. Suitable for newcomers, easy to intermediate
technical. Season March through November.
||Wasatch Crest Trail.
SLC's Most Famous! Classic ride
from the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon down into Mill Creek Canyon. Initial
brutal climb to reach the crest, then a long downhill cruise. Intermediate
technical with one short (walkable) section of extreme technical and a few
short advanced technical stretches. Requires shuttle vehicle. Season July
Spring Hollow. An easier, shorter Classic! Short-but-sweet singletrack loop in the South Fork
of Provo Canyon. Meadows, forested riding, a few views of the mountains.
Mild climbing, low-intermediate
technical. Season May through October.
Loop Trail. Editor's Pick!
Singletrack loop in Payson Canyon rides the Nebo Loop area. Aspen and pine,
occasional views. Includes Rock Springs Trail. Longer ride with moderate climbing, intermediate
technical. Shorter loop options available. Season June through September.
||Deer Creek South Fork.
Great Alpine Loop!
Singletrack loop at the Alpine Loop Summit includes a section of Ridge
157, then rolls down to the Cascade Springs road and back up to the
summit. Moderate climbing, intermediate technical. Forest and views.
Season June through September.
Kick-butt downhill Classic!
Awesome singletrack downhill from the middle of the Ridge 157 trail to
Tibble Fork Reservoir. Shuttle, or do a few miles on pavement to reach a
trail that climbs to Ridge 157. Advanced-intermediate technical,
significant climb without shuttle. Season June through September.
A Lift-served "Must-Ride!"
Lift-served trails in Deer Valley Resort. Variety of singletrack of
differing difficulty, some doubletrack. Some trails offer upper-advanced
level technical with stunt opportunities. Connections to other Park City
area trails. Season July through September.
||Mid Mountain Trail.
A Unique Classic!
Long singletrack countours 8000-foot mark above Park City after initial
climb. Intermediate technical, moderate climb, long ride. Season mid-June through
||Tour des Suds.
Long-standing Famous Classic Ride!
Famous Park City uphill route features loop north through Park City trails, or southward
loop to descend through Deer Valley. Forested ride, moderate climbing,
upper-intermediate technical. Season June through September.
Classic taste of Park City's best!
Nice forested loop ride in Park City, includes Sweeney Switchbacks, John's
Trail, and Gravedigger. Upper-intermediate technical, moderate climbing.
Season June through September.
Canyon Loop. Editor's Pick!
Epic loop with 20 and 24-mile options. Substantial climbing. Terrific
views. Top altitude 7550. For conditioned riders. Completed in 2013, this
ride is destined to be a classic.
Season June through September.
Narrows. Must-Ride 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. We suggest starting at the
eastern end, riding what you want, then turning back. The trail rolls up
and down, for about 2400 total climbing for the whole 24 miles.
The Biggest, Baddest Downhill!
Moab's premiere downhill. Moderate climb to the Rim, then a long technical
descent. Suitable for DH bikes, can be handled with a hardtail. Cliff-side
exposure. Advanced technical. Season March through November.
World's most famous bike trail, one mile east of Moab on Navajo sandstone.
Practice Loop for new riders. Advanced technical, strenuous with moderate
long climbs and some short brute climbs. Season late February through
||White Rim Trail.
4-wheel drive road through Canyonlands National Park forms a 100-mile loop
for multi-day rides. Hammerheads do a brutal one-day version. Permit
required to camp. Significant climbing, easier technical. Year-round.
Beautiful, fun riding! This ride, in
Vernal's Dry Fork Canyon, offers options for short or long, tech or easy.
The epic out-and-back is 20 miles with 1600 feet of climbing. June through
The heart of McCoy Flat's system. The
Retail Sale loop is the oldest and classic loop in the flats west of
Vernal. Ride it alone, or detour onto the more technical add-ons.
Mid-April through November.
|Price and San Rafael Area
Water Rim Editor's Pick! 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. Season late May through October.
Downhill Cruiser Classic!
Downhill from Brian Head peak towards Panguitch Lake. Shuttle available.
Intermediate technical. Views galore. Season June through mid-September.
Downhill, "Take Two!"
Downhill from Brian Head peak, towards Parowan. Shuttle available.
Upper-intermediate technical. Forest riding after initial views. Season
June through mid-September.
Editor's Pick Classic!
Red-rock singletrack near Bryce Canyon. Great views, interesting terrain.
Intermediate technical with some areas of advanced. As a downhill with
shuttle, occasional climbing. As an up-and-back, a significant climb.
Season mid-April through October.
St. George's Longstanding Great Desert Ride!
Singletrack winds around the mesa from Green Valley to Bloomington. Famous
Three Fingers of Death, acid drops with Clavicle Hill, and Roller Coaster.
Easier technical with some short "walkable" sections of advanced
technical. Light climb. Season year-round.
Rock 'n Roll
Rock and Singletrack!
Fantastic riding area on a mesa southwest of Zion National Park.
Singletrack and slickrock, stunts, fun technical stuff. Advanced
technical. Only brief sprint-type climbs. Season February through