Mountain Bike Southern Utah  by Michael McCoy

Mountain Bike! Southern Utah Guide Book

by Michael McCoy (Menasha Ridge Press)
Mountain Bike Southern Utah  by Michael McCoy
This book covers the wonderfully diverse mountain biking country of southern Utah, from the panoramic deserts to the spectacular red rock vistas to the aspen-filled plateaus. Includes Moab, San Rafael Swell, Fish Lake Plateau, Glen Canyon NRA, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and more.

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Trails from the "Mountain Bike! Southern Utah" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 75.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 75.

This 14-mile loop, penetrating timbered country in many ways reminiscent of the mountains of eastern Oregon, is rated aerobically moderate and technically easy. Riding surfaces include hard-surfaced g ...
Escalante, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
Amasa Back is a three-mile-long, 1,000-foot-high peninsula of land wrapped on the east, north, and south by the Colorado River. The ride to get to Amasa Back’s southwestern rim begins on Kane Creek Ro ...
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
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Once known as the private slickrock haunt of in-the-know locals, word has leaked about the playground known as Barlett Wash—and, to its northwest, the adjoining and equally entertaining Hidden Canyon. ...
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10
This 27-mile point-to-point ride begins by tracing dirt double-track roads through an area webbed with old prospecting roads. Staying on the route often demands great attention to detail (although the ...
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 27
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This ride begins not far from Elk Meadows Ski Area, located in the Tushar Mountains, whose high watershed divide serves as part of the boundary between Panoramaland and Color Country. For an area that ...
Beaver, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
This ride, rated aerobically and technically easy, dishes up a swath of Burr Desert, a rolling, blackbrush-blanketed expanse of landscape squeezed between UT 95 and the Dirty Devil River. The curiousl ...
Hanksville, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 21
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This 19-mile out-and-back (9.5 miles each way), rated aerobically and technically easy, begins with with 6.5 miles of paved road, which occasionally crosses through the wash on concrete pads. That is ...
Torrey, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19
The Castle Valley Ridge Non-Motorized Trail System was developed by the Manti–La Sal National Forest and several cooperating partners, including the Cyprus-Plateau and Genwal coal companies, Carbon an ...
Price, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 30
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You’re not permitted to ride on the trails of Bryce Canyon National Park—but who cares, with trails like this in the vicinity? The 15.5-mile combination ride includes a 7-mile out-and-back (3.5 miles ...
Panguitch, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.5
This 65-mile loop is a grand outing, but one that only the fittest riders should attempt in one day, and even then only in the best of weather conditions. Aerobically, the ride is moderate in difficul ...
Torrey, UT - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 65
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It’s a great little zip of a ride, incorporating graded gravel (generally good, but occasionally rather deep and unconsolidated), rough double-track, sand, slickrock (sometimes smooth, sometimes ledgy ...
Washington, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11
Like Ride 50, this 20.5-mile outing—consisting of a 1.25-mile spur connecting to an 18-mile loop—begins at the pleasant Castle Rock Campground. After setting out on gravel, you’ll follow pavement for ...
Sevier, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.5
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This 15-mile out-and-back (7.5 miles each way) following a four-wheel-drive road is navigationally straightforward and quite easy both aerobically and technically—although there is some sand, along wi ...
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15
This 47-mile loop following roads of packed sedimient and loose sand (along with 8 miles of pavement) is technically rather easy and aerobically moderate—if you take the recommended two days to do it. ...
Bluff, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 47
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This 17.5-mile ride is neither distinctive nor memorable enough to justify a dedicated trip to Green River just to experience it. However, if you’re passing through anyway—as many Moab-bound cyclists ...
Green River, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.5
This 22-mile spur-and-loop combination encompasses a wide array of terrain types and riding surfaces, including steep pitches of loose rock, sand, wet and rocky creek bottom, graded gravel, double-tra ...
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22
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The outing makes a good morning or evening ride, as it involves a long, potentially very hot uphill. The scenery seems to change at every bend in the road. At about three miles, you’ll top a rise and ...
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.5
This 15-mile loop begins and ends at the parking area of the historic Dewey Bridge and incorporates a segment of the heralded Kokopelli’s Trail. Yet the terrain traversed is surprisingly dissimilar to ...
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15
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This nine-mile combination ride consists of an eight-mile loop with a one-mile out-and-back leading to the Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site. It is easy aerobically, but technically it earns a rat ...
Saint George, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
This 23-mile ride consists of a pair of out-and-back spurs shooting off from a 7-mile loop. Early on it crosses Elephant Hill, notorious far and wide among the four-wheel-drive crowd as a challenge to ...
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23
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