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Updated Corner Canyon - Creekview page
There have been some changes in lower Corner Canyon due to pipeline construction, but it's all healed now and ready to ride. The very very old trail page for the little loop has been updated with new photos, riding instructions, and a video.   Trail page...
May, 2017.

Broken Mesa! When you really really want to break something!
I've re-worked the Broken Mesa page with new photos and updated ride description. And my awesome four-minute video will tempt you to ride a trail you're going to absolutely hate. Or not.   YouTube video...    Trail page...
May, 2017.

Windmill plus Bowls and Ledges update!
I've fleshed out the Gooseberry Mesa Windmill Trail page with fresh information and new photos. Also, a couple of trail videos.  YouTube video...    Trail page...
May, 2017.

Owen's. Another lesser-known St. George trail
Owen's Loop Trail, also known as the Bluff Street Cliffs, is a rather techy little route on the cliffs above -- guess where -- Bluff Street. The trail page has been updated, with a video for those who want to see what the trail is like.   Trail page...
May, 2017.

Paradise Rim. The best little trail you've never heard of.
I've done an update to the St. George Paradise Rim trail page. All new photos and a trail video. This really is a fun little trail, but it doesn't get much press.   Trail page...
May, 2017.

Update to the C Trail!
After 15 years, it was time to hit Cedar City's C Trail. This gem runs from the Kolob Reservoir road at 8250 feet down to the paved East Bench trail at 6000 feet. Also, a trail video on the page shows you what it's like.   Trail page...
May, 2017.

Are you Lichen It?
The Lichen It and Lava Flow trails create a loop that's great fun for riders of all abilities. Quick (just over 4 miles) and only a minute off the south Cedar City I-15 exit. See our new trail video on the updated information page.   Trail page...
April, 2017.

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Lightning Switch at Cedar City
Here's the story on the latest installment of the 50-mile trail system in the Thunderbird Gardens area near Cedar City. Kind of a tough climb, and a bit of gnar on the downhill. Not a ride for the delicate. Add Thor's Hideout to this loop, and it's a satisfying bike outing.   Trail page...
April, 2017.

New Wire Mesa video...
    If you haven't done this trail yet, you need to. A great addition to the many superb trails near Hurricane.
    Wire Mesa video on YouTube...
    Trail page...
April, 2017.

Updated Thor's Hideout trail page. And a video!
    Thor's Hideout video on YouTube...
    Trail page...
April, 2017.

Battered but unbeaten. Juniper Crest trail update
    A new subdivision is being built within the middle of the Juniper Crest loop in Herriman. The trail is being "nicked" here and there by the construction, but is still very rideable and will endure as a permanent city trail.
    Juniper Crest video on YouTube...
    Herriman trail page...
April, 2017.

Offical Opening for the Valley Vista trails...
Fun riding on this well-designed and well-built system of stacked loops. In honor of the official Grand Opening, here's a video that spans 6 of the trails.
    Valley Vista video on YouTube...
    Trail page...
April, 2017.

Good Water Rim!
New video with drone footage shows that this trail is like:  singletrack near the edge of the cliff, closely hugging the rim of Good Water Canyon off the San Rafael River gorge.
    Good Water video on YouTube...

    Trail page...
April, 2017.

What about Highland Hollow?
This little trail system sits in the Dry Creek gulch along the Timpanogos Highway. The new video will show you what it's like.
    Highland Hollow video on YouTube...
    Trail page...
April, 2017.

Video for Eagle Mountain Race Loop
Wondered how this trail rides? If it's worth your time? Is it just butt-ugly high-desert desolation? So here's your answer in a three-minute video. Usually good to ride when foothill trails are muddy!
    Race Loop video on YouTube...
    Eagle Mountain Race Loop trail page...
April, 2017.

April Suncrust riding in American Fork Canyon!
Join Mike, Bill, and Bruce on a go-anywhere ride in the Horse Flat area.
    Suncrust video on YouTube...
    Fat biking info page...
April, 2017.

You won't ride anything like the Valhalla Trail!
The traditional April 1st adventure trip on the Valhalla Trail is unbelievable. There's no trail like this. And now, here's a video!
    Valhalla trail video (YouTube, 7 minutes)...
    Greatest trail report ever...    
April 1, 2017.

Webb Hill (Kentucky Lucky Chicken Trail) video...
The 3.8-mile singletrack loop around upper Webb Hill is always harder -- more techy -- than I remember it. And now there's a video that shows what it's like to ride.   Trail report...    Go directly to YouTube video.  March 2017.

Videos added to some St. George pages! Check 'em out.
   Scout Trails (Quail Overlook) page...
   Anasazi Trail page...
   Stucki Springs page...
March 2017.

Update to the Barrel Roll trail
Very popular trail, but most early-intermediate riders hit this trail with no idea how technical the riding can be. Lots of "hikers" during my last visit. So my new trail video shows Barrel Roll's bumpy side as well as the cruising.  Trail report...   March 2017.

New videos in the Green Valley area.
Doing some trail updating down south. Added videos for a few trails.
   Bloomington MicroLoop trail report... 
   Bearclaw Poppy page...
   Green Valley Race Loop page -- now has two videos...
March 2017.

The Quail Creek Lakeside East and South trail page has been updated. New video!
This trail is seeing some major traffic since it was completed a couple of months ago. It's easy to see why. Watch Bruce's new four-minute video of the south (connector) and east Lakeside Trail.  Trail report...   March 2017.

Updated JEM area trails...
A tweak here and there, and on-page videos for More Cowbell, Dead Ringer, Cryptobionic, and Goosebumps. Fun!!
  Cryptobionic/Goosebumps trail report... 
  More Cowbell trail report...    
  Dead Ringer trail report...    
March 2017.

Updated Sidewinder and Suicidal Tendencies
New photos, tweaked ride description, and VIDEOS for these popular Santa Clara trails!
  Sidewinder and Precipice trail report... 
  Suicidal Tendencies trail report...    
March 2017.

Church Rocks update!
New photos and an on-page trail video that shows what it's like.   Trail report...   March 2017.

The Quail Creek trail. New video!
Last fall, the Quail Creek (West Lakeside) trail was extended. I updated the page in December. But I had to go ride it again and make a trail video. It's on the trail page.  Trail report...   March 2017.

Sand Mountain (Hurricane Dunes!)
For the adventurous fat-bike rider who's looking for exciting stuff in the St. George area, here it is. Miles of slickrock riding among hoodoos and fabulous views. Oh yeah. And sand.   Trail report...   March 2017.

Updated Rim Rock page...
The Rim Rock page now includes a 4 minute video of the trail system to show you what it's like to ride. And there's a new Barrel Roll Area topo map to print and a GPX multi-track area file to download.   Trail report...   March 2017.

Hog Canyon system near Kanab
You'll probably hate this. But if you're looking for a reason to ride your fat bike in southern Utah, here it is. An adventure ride with epic views and lots of fun sand. Yeah, so it's ATV trail. You got a problem with that?   Trail report...   December 2016.

Kanab's new singletrack loops!
With such great rock and pretty scenery, you might be surprised to learn that Kanab had ZERO legal mountain biking singletrack until this year. While the completed portion of Kanab's big trail plans is short, it's very well-done. So if you're in the area, bring your bike.   Trail report...   December 2016.

New trail in the Quail Overlook area!
Two miles of new singletrack on the East Lakeside Trail, interconnecting with the Scout Trail system in the big dip between the hills. It's significantly easier riding than the main Quail Overlook trails, but don't let that discourage you.   Trail report...   December 2016.

Updated info for Grafton Mesa
Unofficial social trails on the upper mesa. New GPS tracks, area map, and riding directions for the adventurous.   Trail report...   December 2016.

Hurricane City to Gould's Rim Connector Trail
Fun but expert-level singletrack connects the city to the doubletrack road part of the Gould's Rim ride. Great for tides that originate in town, or as a return to town following a drop-off at JEM or Hurricane Rim.   Trail report...   December 2016.

Wire Mesa.  More nice stuff down south!
Wire Mesa has a 7.3 mile loop of intermediate-level riding. Nice views, less techy and lots less work than Gooseberry. But just down the road.   Trail report...   December 2016.

NEW!  Snow biking quick-information pages...
Bruce is just getting started with a "fat bike section" of popular snow-biking routes. This will be a quick "just the facts" look at trails you can ride in the snow.  First up:  Corner Canyon and Lambert Park!   Snow Biking Section Index...   December 2016.

Greens Lake Lichen It Extension
5.2 miles of nice climbing, or a fun downhill. You can shuttle the thing, or climb up and back. Especially fun in six inches of snow! But it's hard to see what the trail is like, dear reader, so I'll have to go back and take some pictures when the trail is dry. At least that's the excuse I'm giving to ride it again!  Trail report...   November 2016.

Vertigo!  Nice zippy flow trail.
Gravity Logic has just finished work on this 1.7 mile magic carpet ride. It's already awesome, and it will only get better once it gets a little water and compacts.  Trail report...    November 2016.

Ghost Falls update
It's been a few years since I updated the Ghost Falls page. Riders are taking new routes through the area. Lots of confusing connectors. So here's a page with expanded information.   Trail report...    November 2016.

New WOW to SR 222 connecting trail
1.5 miles of new singletrack connects Wasatch Over Wasatch to a big trailhead on SR 222 at 8450 feet elevation. Nice riding, and for a limited time only, still free of snow.   Trail report...    October 2016.

New South Maple Hollow trail is finished!
There's nice new singletrack top to bottom in South Maple Hollow on Utah County's side of Draper's trail system. Great climbing route after a downhill on Mercer Hollow. And stay tuned for the new DH trail from Eagle Crest to Brookside, which will use South Maple Hollow as its climbing route.   Trail report...    October 2016.

Update to the Clark's Trail page...
It's been about 10 years since the original review. And two years ago I had to throw out the photos that showed riders going downhill. Cuz it's uphill-only now.  Lots of new photos, and better information about riding to the trail.   Trail report...    October 2016.

Orson Smith and Ralph's
Here's a little ride to visit the Bear Canyon suspension bridge on the BST. Yeah, sounds kinda lame, but you'd be surprised how many hikers and cyclists are doing this.   Trail report...    September 2016.

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Hidden Valley to Gasline
The combo of Gasline, Aqueduct, and the new Hidden Valley singletrack creates a 3.5 mile corridor along the hillside, visiting the BST, Quail, Sadler, Orson Smith, and Ralph's along the way. Also makes a nice loop ride with the Draper-to-Sandy BST.   Trail report...    September 2016.

The Chisholm trail is now a major player!
Chisholm has been extended to 7.2 miles, joining the Mustang Loop to Navajo Rocks. It has its own trailheads on Highway 313 and outside the Horsethief Campground. Great as an out-and-back, but the loop ride options will <Clickbait> blow you away! </Clickbait>   Trail report...    September 2016.

New photos and fresh info on south SLC BST...
15 years after my initial BST review, I've carved up the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in the south valley into three segments, adding new photos and fresh useful information about connecting trails along the way.   Sandy to Draper BST...   Corner Canyon BST...   Traverse Mountain BST...   September 2016.

This is soooo nice. Mercer Hollow
Mercer Hollow is well-engineered and superbly cut. Nice and firm, so you'd hardly know it's a new trail. Before the snow hits you, you need to hit this trail!   Trail report...    September 2016.

Eagle Crest. The new and improved...
Traverse Mountain's Eagle Crest trail has been partially re-routed, with widening and buffing of the remaining trail. It's now a super-cruiser. Even if you think you know this trail, you should go try it again. Loop it with Ann's, or with Mercer Hollow (info coming soon).   Trail report...    September 2016.

TM and Happy Gilmor
New trails on the north end of Round Valley offer some nice loop options and tie the Trailside Bike Park to the 35+ trails of the Round Valley network. Updated Round Valley web page.   Trail report...    September 2016.

Highland Hollow trail system...
There's four miles of brand-new meandering trails in the big gulch just off the Timpangos Highway. Nice stuff and ready to ride.   Trail report...    September 2016.

Valley Vista is finished!
Soft Rock, Rose, Gambel, Cowley's Curse and Fault Line make a nice 5.1-mile loop. Viking Run and Tufa are short DH plunges off Cowley's. The system is super-buff, well-marked, and a great ride. Located off the Murdock Canal Trail in Pleasant Grove.  Trail report...    September 2016.

Ireland and the Blackbird Trails
Helping you make sense of the north-south trails in the Timpanogos foothills.  Climb Ireland then head east to the top of either of the Blackbirds for a  nice downhill.  Trail report...    July 2016.

For the adventurous, Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu
These are primitive trails in the northeast (uphill) corner of the Timpanogos Foothill riding area.  GPS tracks supplied, because these trails are tough to find as well as tough to ride.   Trail report...    July 2016.

Great new stuff at Eagles Rise in Mantua!
The Ridge Trail loop is 1.5 miles with 350 feet of climbing and a techy descent option. The Little Knoll lariat loop is a fun intermediate ride. Both of these are options off the easy main loop of Eagles Rise.   Trail report...    July 2016.

Betty!
For most Timp foothill riders, Betty is the way uphill. This page give you directions for a double figure-eight ride that includes Buckle, Altar-51, and Mouse Climb.   Trail report...    July 2016.

Shooter!   Installment 1 of the Timp foothills...
After several days of riding circles on the flank of Timpanogos above the Orem Bench (over 70 miles and 10,000 vertical feet), I spent about 20 hours messing with GPS tracks, phtos, and maps. Now I'm ready with what I hope is useful information.  Only one, yes one, riding route so far. But it's a doozy.  Trail report...    July 2016.

The Squaw Peak circles. 
Letting the secret out. This trail system is not finished, but it's ready to ride now. There's great narrow shaded singletrack, hand-built and fun to pedal. My ride directions give you a lovely 6-mile, 1200-vertical cruise.   Trail report...    July 2016.

Buffalo Peak - Squaw Peak DH route. Why not?
OK, so I avoided putting this route on the UMB site because the parts I'd seen were wide, steep, and cobble-infested. But then I actually rode the thing and it's not horrible. There's 6.5 miles of fast riding, preceded by a pretty pavement climb up the Squaw Peak Road to 7700 feet.   Trail report...    July 2016.

Treadstone. Nice addition to the Eagle Mountain trail system!
This is a fun little trail that creates some new loop options. For example, start from town via the Hidden Canyon Trail, hit the Race Loop, then play on Treadstone before dropping back to pavement.    Trail report...    July 2016.

Ricochet.
When a bullet ricochets, that's a miss, right? Well, the Ricochet Trail is not a miss. It's a fun new route downhill from Mid Mountain -- if you don't mind sharing with the gravity jocks at The Canyons. Page includes info on Double Down, Insurgent, and Redcoat.   Trail report...    July 2016.

Brittain's Ribbon. Wow.
Great for climbing or descending, Brittain's Ribbon takes you from the bottom of Powder Mountain up to the top. Add it to the Hidden Lake Lodge trail, and it delivers you to the Brim Loop for a monster ride.  Trail report...    June 2016.

J-Boy. A  nice techy and beautiful trail at Red Fleet!
My new favorite in the Vernal Area is J-Boy. Add it to Handsome Cabin Boy and the north side of Jazz Chromoly for a great loop ride.   Trail report...    June 2016.

The Utah Olympic Park Bobsled is now a full LOOP. And it's awesome!
Beautiful views, plush trail, satisfying climbing and fun downhill. The loop is 6.4 miles. I tell you how to ride it as a combo with other UOP trails for a 14-mile pedalfest!   Trail report...    June 2016.

High Rollas trail at McCoy Flat.
This lariat loop climbs to the top of an irregular mesa within the Milk and Cookies loop, following the mesa edge for nice views of the surrounding area. Not your first choice of the area rides, but a nice addition.   Trail report...    June 2016.

New photos and tracks from Three Peaks.
Finally Bruce is back from river running and is on the trail with a new Rocky Mountain custom build. The Outer Limits trail has been added to the Three Peaks general riding area page, with fresh photos and new details from the Big Hole Loop and the Three Peaks Loop.    June 2016.

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