Road Biking Utah  by Wayne D. Cottrell

Road Biking Utah Guide Book

by Wayne D. Cottrell (Falcon Guides)
Road Biking Utah  by Wayne D. Cottrell
Yes, there is road biking in Utah! The Beehive State is not just a mountain biking mecca, it also boasts thousands of miles of paved roads - roads that unveil the full breadth of the state's natural spendors, including arches, basins, canyons, deserts, dunes, flats, lakes, mountains, ridges and rivers. That's not to mention communities rich in history, festivals, pictureque settings, and even legends. Featuring forty rides throughout the state, including the Wasatch Front and areas well beyond, Road Biking Utah provides a personal tour of all the beauty and diversity Utah has to offer.

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Trails from the "Road Biking Utah" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 40.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.

The Abajo Mountains Challenge is a 43.2-mile loop that begins with a long mountain climb and descent and concludes with a series of rolling hills and long, false flats. With the exception of a few cit ...
Monticello, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 43.2
The Alpine Loop Challenge is a mountainous 45.3-mile out-and-back ride through breathtaking scenery in the Uinta National Forest. The route covers portions of the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway—which is not ...
Orem, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 45.3
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The 46.8-mile Antelope Island Cruise includes a short ride from Syracuse to the Antelope Island Causeway, on Lake Bonneville deposits, a flat causeway trip across the Great Salt Lake, and an out-and-b ...
Clearfield, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 46.8
The Arches Cruise is a 46.4-mile out-and-back ride over rolling hills in Arches National Park, including a couple of out-and-back spurs. The stunning scenery—exotic enough for an Indiana Jones film (o ...
Moab, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 46.4
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The Bear Lake Cruise is a 51-mile lap of Bear Lake; the preferred direction is clockwise, such that the rider remains on the lake side of the road. The ride uses US 89 and SR 30 on the western side of ...
Garden City, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 51.1
The Bear River Valley Ramble is a 17.2-mile clockwise loop on flat and gently rolling terrain. The route is through the Bear River Valley, a spacious, agricultural valley situated between the Blue Spr ...
Garland, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.2
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The Beaver Dam Mountains Classic is a 66.9-mile out-and-back ride through mountain and desert terrain. The ride starts in Santa Clara, ascends the Beaver Dam Mountains in extreme southwestern Utah, an ...
Santa Clara, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 66.9
The Bicentennial Highway Classic is a 106.3-mile out-and-back ride over long false flats and rolling terrain that starts and finishes in Hanksville. Try not to be dissuaded by the length; the exciting ...
Hanksville, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 106.3
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The Big Cottonwood Canyon Challenge is a 37.2-mile mountain climb and descent, starting in Mount Olympus with 4 miles of rolling hills, followed by a 14-mile climb up the canyon to Brighton, a 14-mile ...
East Millcreek, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 37.2
The Bingham Canyon Cruise is a 14.8-mile out-and-back ride that starts in a pleasant West Jordan neighborhood, ascends Bingham Canyon to the Kennecott Copper Mine gate, then turns around for the desce ...
West Jordan, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.8
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The Blacksmith Fork Canyon Cruise is a 32.6-mile out-and-back, gradual ascent and descent of Blacksmith Fork Canyon. The climb is never particularly steep, making this ride a “cruise” rather than a “c ...
Hyrum, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32.6
The Great Salt Lake Desert occupies about 4,000 square miles west of the Great Salt Lake, in Tooele and Box Elder Counties. The desert is actually larger than its namesake Great Salt Lake. Part of the ...
Wendover, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19.5
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The Cache Valley North Cruise is arguably the “perfect” cycling loop because of its format: a ride that uses lightly trafficked roads that pass through small settlements, almost at evenly spaced inter ...
Smithfield, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 40.3
The Capitol Reef Country Cruise is a 38.4-mile lollipop-shaped route 11 miles outbound, followed by a 16-mile loop, then 11 miles inbound. The historic town of Fruita serves as the base, as the ride v ...
Fruita, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 38.4
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The City Creek Canyon Ramble is a 13.6-mile out-and-back ascent and descent of City Creek Canyon in Salt Lake City, starting and finishing at the state capitol. Although the elevation difference betwe ...
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.6
The Coal Country Ramble is a 19.6-mile loop with moderate elevation changes. The route makes a “skinny” loop between Price, the Carbon County seat, and Helper, True West magazine’s top western town in ...
Price, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19.6
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The Colorado River Ramble is a 32.6-mile out-and-back ride on flat terrain. The ride follows the Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway as it parallels the meandering river northwest of Moab. Althou ...
Moab, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32.6
The Delta-Sevier River Ramble is a 22.8-mile loop on nearly pancake-flat roads in the Sevier Desert. The ride visits Delta, Deseret, and Hinckley in this corner of the Great Basin. The Sevier River or ...
Delta, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22.8
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The Dinosaur Country Cruise is a 48.1-mile out-and-back ride over gently rolling hills and false flats. The ride journeys from Vernal, into the Dinosaur National Monument as far as the pavement stretc ...
Vernal, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 48.1
The Dixie Legacy Classic is an 80.7-mile out-and-back ride featuring long, steady climbs and descents and some rolling hills. The route starts and finishes in St. George and visits the Legacy Loop Hig ...
St. George, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 81
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