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Rojo Trail
The Rojo Trail is an advanced technical ride on Red Mountain north of Vernal. When done as a counterclockwise loop, it's just over 6 miles with 800 feet of overall elevation change. Aerobically the climb is very strenuous, and the rough rock will take a toll on your legs. But if you're an expert, this ride should go onto your list. The ride starts just north of Vernal at an altitude of 6050 feet and climbs Red Mountain on a base of Shinarump conglomerate. The Rojo Trail offers 2.5 miles of singletrack/slickrock riding.
Riding notes, counterclockwise loop:
0.0  Ride north on dirt road N40 32.678 W109 35.275
0.5  Pass Rojo (on your left across small wash
       just as you hit the edge of the mountain)
       N40 33.024 W109 35.059
1.0  Keep L (R = connector to Steinaker)
       N40 33.155 W109 34.563

2.4  Keep L at all forks N40 34.121 W109 33.938
2.6  Find ST on L, just before steep rock ramp
       N40 34.263 W109 34.013
4.8  Keep R, ignore any connectors to DT
5.8  Connect to DT N40 33.024 W109 35.059
6.2  Back at parking

Getting there:  
While driving toward Vernal on US-40, crest the hill and pass the rest area just before town. As you encounter buildings, watch for 2500 West on your left. As of 2010, it's the 3rd street, but it depends on what you count as a street. Turn left on 2500 West. Keep going north for 8 miles. At N40 32.678 W109 35.275, there's a parking area on your right. The trail is the doubletrack heading north. 

Camping: None. Red Fleet is about 10 miles away, Steinaker is 6 miles away. Both are on SR 44 north of Vernal.
Bring your own.
Bike services, maps, trail conditions:

Altitude Cycle, 580 East Main, Vernal. 435-781-2595

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Trail conditions change, and the layout of a trail may change without notice. Use this trail guide at your own risk.