Red Cloud Loop

Vernal, Utah

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Nowadays, everyone knows Vernal is the heart of Dinosaurland. But beyond “Dino,” which adorns nearly every cafe, motel, and gift shop, Vernal is a hub from which radiates a variety of summertime activities. In addition to Dinosaur National Monument and white-water rafting on the Green River, mountain biking is gaining a slow but steady stronghold. Vernal may not have world-class singletrack—the trails crossing the Uinta’s high country are best suited for boots or horses—but a network of backcountry roads transport fat-tire enthusiasts through a scenic montage that is decidedly northeastern Utah. The Red Cloud Loop takes you across the slopes of the Uinta Mountains through pine forests and across alpine meadows. Then you’ll descend off the mountain and enter sandstone canyons that enclose fertile valleys. Tread: Gravel roads and rock studded doubletracks with a few miles of pavement at the end.
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by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

Nowadays, everyone knows Vernal is the heart of Dinosaurland. But beyond “Dino,” which adorns nearly every cafe, motel, and gift shop, Vernal is a hub from which radiates a variety of summertime activities. In addition to Dinosaur National Monument and white-water rafting on the Green River, mountain biking is gaining a slow but steady stronghold. Vernal may not have world-class singletrack—the trails crossing the Uinta’s high country are best suited for boots or horses—but a network of backcountry roads transport fat-tire enthusiasts through a scenic montage that is decidedly northeastern Utah.

The Red Cloud Loop takes you across the slopes of the Uinta Mountains through pine forests and across alpine meadows. Then you’ll descend off the mountain and enter sandstone canyons that enclose fertile valleys. Tread: Gravel roads and rock studded doubletracks with a few miles of pavement at the end.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Vernal
Distance: 70
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Season: June to early October
Trailhead Elevation: 8,700 feet
Top Elevation: 10,000 feet
Local Contacts: Ashley National Forest, Vernal Ranger District, 435-789-1181
Local Maps: USGS: Dry Fork, Dyer Mtn., Steinaker Reservoir, and Taylor Mtn.
Driving Directions: Directions to Red Cloud Loop

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