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Sensei trail... and the status of Lehi's Traverse Mountain system
The Sensei trail is ready to ride, although there's nearby subdivision construction that complicates access. The page updates the status of the trail construction in this system.   Trail page...    October 2018.

Connector trail links Secret Sauce to Pushing Tin
There's now a 0.7-mile singletrack link between Pushing Tin and Secret Sauce at the Desert Canyons trailhead.  And I have a new video to show you what the trail system is like.   Desert Canyons trail page...    October 2018.

Tibble Fork diversion trail is open
At about 1/2 mile above the dam, it sends you over to the Mill Canyon trail. Yes it's good to have Tibble open, but I'm not fond of the diversion. The traverse has some grunt granny-gear climbing, and it dumps you on the top of that despicable 20% downslope on Mill Canyon.    Trail page...   August 2018.

St. George Bike Park.
Not officially open, but you can ride

Here's info on the three finished riding areas in this 60-acre bike park. Lots of good stuff.   St.G Bike Park trail page...    October 2018.

Eric's Trail links Blackridge to Juniper Crest
I've updated the Herriman trail pages with new maps, trail descriptions, and photos. There's a new video of the Mustang Loop ride on the Blackridge page, and a quick POV run down Eric's east side on my YouTube channel. Great riding.   Eric's / Blackridge trail page...    October 2018.

Snow Gauging trail
Bet you've never heard of this one. It's a great ride in American Fork Canyon. Previously published as an option on the Horse Flat ride, it now has its own trail page. Includes an embedded video.   Trail page...   August 2018.

The Oakley Trail Park is open!
Oakley offers a small but very fun system of trails, including downhill-only trails for beginner, intermediate, or expert. Connects to higher-mountain trails for those who want something wilder. Includes a video of a quick loop ride.   Trail page...   September 2018.

Updates to East Fork, Middle Fork, Green Pond, and Wheeler Creek
Time to freshen up the Snowbasin-area pages. Here's an update with new ride tracks, new photos, more info, and a new printable topo map.   Wheeler Creek / Icebox  page...    Green Pond Loop page...   East Fork / Middle Fork trail page...   August 2018.

Right Fork of Bunker Creek is open
After the fire burned about 30% of the Bunker Creek downhill route, a flood washed much of the trail away. The Right Fork has been excavated and is open for riding now. Still worth doing. Check out the video.   Trail page...  July 2018.

Red Canyon Rim
So much beauty it will make you puke! Went back to this nice trail and made a video so you can decide if it's something you want to do while you're at Flaming Gorge or if you'll make a special trip just to do it.   Trail page...  July 2018.

Stump Hollow
Updated the trail page and added a video that really shows you what the trail is like.    Trail page...  July 2018.

Updated Sardine Peak page with video
Can't believe it's been 8 years. But I'm back on Sardine Peak with new photos and a video of the loop!   Trail page...  July 2018.

Ogden Canyon Overlook
This is a great out-and-back for beginning and early-intermediate riders. The reward is an awesome view. But you've got to invest a bit of leg, because it's 900 vertical feet up!   Trail page...  July 2018.

Update to Four Bay
I ran into a few new trails while making a video of Four Bay in Payson Canyon. There's a little loop off JMC called Ezra, a rather techy narrow twister called K-Launi that bypasses a bit of JMC, and a connector from Little Shawn to Overlook. So I've added them to my topo map.    Trail page...  July 2018.

New Pulp Friction trail
There's a new 1.5-mile downhill-only trail on the west side of Round Valley. It's a very well-built flow trail, not techy but fun and swooping. Got a video if you're interested.   See Round Valley trail page...  July 2018.

Beaver Mountain
There's 5 miles of trail in two loops at the Beaver Mountain ski area at the top of Logan Canyon.  See what it's like with the embedded video.  Trail page...  July 2018.

Tooele? Seriously, Tooele?
Expecting sage brush and juniper, I arrived at Settlement Canyon, a mile from downtown Tooele. Immediately I was riding through tall maples, fir, and aspen. Try it.   Trail page for the Dark Trail...    and for the Left Hand Fork trails...    July 2018.

Blackridge Trails
An update to the trail system at Blackridge Pond in Herriman. Worth riding whether you're a newb or a hardcore. The new Blackridge trail is now at mile 4.1, and you're welcome to ride up to the viewpoint and back.    Trail page...     July 2018.

Maple Canyon
Nice trail, but unless you live in southern Utah County you probably won't be interested. The lower trail is fabulous but it's short, and the upper trail is one mean mama of a climb. But here's the info. You decide!    Trail page...     July 2018.

Big Pole Canyon
Nice system of trails located just east of Heber. Easy riding, some nice views. And of course, I've got a video for you.   Trail page...     July 2018.

New stuff at High Star
Back to High Star Ranch to test the new beginner and expert trails. And now, the trails actually have names! Nice helpful trail signs, including occasional maps on signposts, and a nice variety of fun riding.   Trail page...     July 2018.

Squaw Peak singletrack climbing route
New narrow singletrack trails wind back and forth as they climb through the cool forest behind Squaw Peak. Narrow and twisty with a remote wild feel. But you won't find them without some help. Ride from the bottom of the Squaw Peak road all the way to Buffalo Peak on singletrack!   Trail page...     June 2018.

Update to the Squaw Peak DH page!
Lots more information and new photos of the DH options from Buffalo Peak down to the BST. Includes the Overlook Trail as a DH option.   Trail page...     June 2018.

Zooropa
New downhill flow trail on the south side of Traverse Mountain, starting on Eagle Crest just west of Levitate and Vertigo. Still a bit chunky, with riders dropping into the "beginner line" on the bottom rather than rolling the berms. Needs moisture and riders who will hit the berms high.   Trail page...     June 2018.

Achtung Baby!
Already bloodied myself on this lovely new flow trail. There's just too much tempting fun stuff built into it. See my trail page for a video of a loop ride via Hog Hollow.   Trail page...     June 2018.

Check out the Richfield Race Loop
Used to be, the area between Payson and Parowan was a mountain bike desert. Nothing there. Now there's new singletrack going in everywhere. Here's what the newest race loop in Utah looks like.   Trail page...     June 2018.

New trail at Desert Canyons
Nice easy 2.9-mile loop along the Southern Parkway south of St. George airport. But attention, it uses a different trailhead from Pushing Tin. I enjoyed a very nice ride on Pushing Tin looking for the connection before I got back in my car and went looking for the correct trailhead.   Trail page...     May, 2018.

Making sense of Black Hill
Black Hill offers great riding in a wildlife management area  just outside Ephraim. There are over a dozen trails interconnected with doubletrack. Navigation can be complex. Watch the lovely video, then check out the ride suggestions. You might find my map useful to print and take with you.   Black Hill trail page...     May, 2018.

Video of M.O.A.B.
The "Brand Trails" of the Bar M riding area, all in a single video of the loop ride. See the Circle O or Rockin A pages. Also, new pics of Bar M on that trail page.   Bar M trail page...   Circle O trail page...   Rockin A trail page...     May, 2018.

EKG trail. One of my faves.
Every year I try to hit EKG in the Klondike area. Love that trail. This trip, I saw only one other rider in 4 hours of shooting video on EKG. Obviously, more people need to see how awesome this trail is. So I've refreshed the web page and added a video tour.   Trail page...     May, 2018.

Lambert Park. Redux!
Since I first published the Lambert Park trails review in 1998, there have been a lot of changes. I've updated the page periodically, but because these trails are right next door to me, I didn't pay much attention. I've made three new videos (there are how 7 Lambert Park vids on my YouTube page) and split the trail description into 4 pages.   General Lambert trail page...   North Lambert trails...    West Lambert trails...    South Lambert trails...     May, 2018.

Zoltar and Houdini video tour
The Klonzo riding area has a lot of easy intermediate-tech miles. If you're hungry for a little sandstone riding, try this loop of Borderline, Zoltar, Houdini, and Hogdog.    Video on south Klonzo trail page...     May, 2018.

Redford Run trail
This is a popular neighborhood trail that feeds into Lambert Park. Rode it years ago, but only mentioned it casually on the old Lambert Park web page.   Trail page...    May, 2018.

Lexie & Ethan trail
The new Lexie & Ethan trail passes across the top of Red Rock to connect Red Potato to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near the Mike Weir Drive crossing. I've added it to the Potato Hill trail page.   Trail page...    May, 2018.

Mercer Mountain and Two Hollows
The Mercer Mountain trail is a nice addition to Draper's trail system on the south side of Traverse Mountain. And theTwo Hollow (pipeline corridor) trail is now open for riders, connecting Mercer to Hog Hollow.   Trail page...    May, 2018.

Wild Horse (Goblin Valley) trails switch to one-way
The Wild Horse trails have packed down nicely so they're fast and rolling. Four of the five loops are now one-way. This does two things: it changes two formerly soft climbs to downhills, and it avoids hassles with passing oncoming riders on areas where narrow trail hugs steep soft side-slope. New video shows the way to ride it!   Trail page...    May, 2018.

Three Falls to Alpine and Lambert Park!
The road crossing in Three Falls is now ready for riders, and you're cleared for takeoff! So here's the info on connecting Alpine's Fort Canyon or Alpine Cove (road connection to Lambert Park) to Draper via the Three Falls trail.   Trail page...    May, 2018.

Back to Alaska
New photos and a nicely long video of Alaska, Nome, and Mega Steps as a loop ride.   Trail page...    May, 2018.

Update to Eagle Mountain
I've added the Backspacer, Given to Fly and Wile E Coyote trails to the Treadstone trail page and the Eagle Mountain printable map.   Trail page...    April, 2018.

Dead Horse Point - west side lariat-loop video
Dodging the crowds at this state park to make it look like I'm all alone on the trail system -- this video is a bit longer than most of my trail introductions, covering four trails in a lariat loop to the rim of Shafer Canyon.   Trail page...    April, 2018.

New pics and video for Bull Run and Getaway
You may know Bull Run only as the entry to Mag 7, but there's a loop ride you should try, highly recommended by the Moab folks. Drop down Bull Run then climb back on Getaway for a fun loop. Check out the new videos for these trails.   Bull Run trail page...    Getaway trail page...    April, 2018.

Mustang Loop revisited
Some fresh photos and a new trail video will show you what this part of the Horsethief trail system is like.   Trail page...    April, 2018.

Rim Rock page update
Rim Rock has long been my favorite among the Santa Clara preserve trails. I've updated the page, plus there's a new and improved video.   Trail page...    April, 2018.

Navajo Rocks "preferred direction"
Because this trail system has become so popular, it's now recommended that riders go clockwise. This cuts down on the amount of passing required. Also, I've got a new video of the east loop.   Trail page...    April, 2018.

Another look at Pipe Dream
You won't find big crowds on Pipe Dream in Moab. It's not Moab-y enough for either the tourists or the hard-core. And it's a bit techy for casual riders. But I've made a trail video so you know what's there.   Trail page...    April, 2018.

Mountain Biker Blues
So, did you miss the fabulous performance of the Bruce Blues Band in concert on April 1st? Here's the link to the YouTube video.   Play video on YouTube...    April, 2018.

New photos and video of June's Bottom
A bit of an adventure ride, June's Bottom is 30 dirt-road miles away from Green River. You'll need to crank some occasionally sandy brush-lined butt-ugly trail to get to the slickrock. But once you do, oh boy.   Trail page...    March, 2018.

New Athena Trail in Green River
This trail is a lot of fun. It's new and a bit raw, but you need to do it. Because it's right off the freeway exit, you can hit it on your way to Moab.   Trail page...    March, 2018.

Tempi'po'op (rock writing) trail
I've updated the trail system locally known as the Anasazi Trail for new trail names! New photos and a trail video of the gnarly eastern side of Tempi'po'op.   Trail page...    March, 2018.

Pushing Tin Loop
Short but satisfying ride on the Arizona border, just south of the St. George airport. Worth checking out while you're in the area!   Trail page...    March, 2018.

The Twist & Shout DH (an alternate line at Quail)
The trail elves have finished connecting a 0.4 mile alternate one-way line off the main Twist & Shout trail (also known as south Lakeside or Quail Connector). You'll find the info on our trail page.   Trail page...    March, 2018.

How are those videos made?
I (Bruce) get a lot of questions about what cameras I use and how I handle all that equipment out on the trail. Rather than type the same thing into the YouTube comments again and again, I've created this page so I can just copy the URL.   Video creation page...    February, 2018.

Creed and Nirvana trails in Eagle Mountain...
More great riding in Eagle Mountain. These trails span the gap between the Treadstone trail and the Pony Express Parkway. Good stuff, and virtually free of snow.   Trail page...    December, 2017.

Shuttle parking for Maple Hollow DH!
The Oak Hollow trailhead on Traverse Ridge Road is now fenced and official. As you finish the DH, you must turn right downhill and go to the BST, cross under the road, then climb up to the trailhead on the north side of the road. We hear that vehicles parked elsewhere along Traverse Ridge Road may receive tickets.   Trail page...    December, 2017.

New routing on Twilight Zone at Three Peaks
I ran into an unmarked trail fork that kinda messed me up -- I didn't know what trail I was on, all the way to the Petrified Whales - Three Peaks intersection. So my new map shows the option. Also, a trail video that will have you drooling for Three Peaks.    Trail page...    December, 2017.

Update to City Creek Trail page!
Not exactly a renowned favorite, the City Creek trail is worth doing if you're hungry to taste ALL the trails in the St. George area. It's a bit too techy for casual riders, yet too short for hardcore out-of-towners. But it's fun, and it's right on the edge of town, and it's a quick ride. And if you're curious, I made a video.    Trail page...    December, 2017.

Updated Temple Quarry Trail in St. George
This is a trail to an abandoned quarry on Black Hill used by the early settlers to harvest blocks of basalt. I can see this trail from my house, but it's been 15 years since the last time I rode it.  Trail page...    December, 2017.

New stuff for Antelope Island
Lots of variety in the trails of Antelope. But what they all have in common is awesome views. More trail information and a rock-bashing video on the updated page.   Trail page...    November, 2017.

Updated GPX area file and map for Dutch Hollow.
There have been several trail re-routes in Dutch Hollow recently, including Dutchman Way, north Sage (now Top Notch), and Boneyard. The new Flatline extends two miles north on the east side. So I have a new topo map for you to print and take along. Plus a trail video to show what the area is like!    Trail page...   June 2017.

Feeling Lazy and want to take it EZ?
Due to the mobs of riders who love the Lazy-EZ loop, it's now one-way counterclockwise. Updating the trail page was an excuse to make a trail video. See why this trail is so popular.   Trail page...    November, 2017.

Back to the Klonzo riding area!
The most under-rated riding area in Moab. Solid intermediate trails like Dunestone with a gazillion connection options, easy family stuff like Carousel, and nice expert stuff like Gravitron. Three new trail videos show you what it's like.   Klonzo North trail page...    Carousel trail page...   Gravitron-VertiGo trail page...      November, 2017.

Black Dragon Wash...  an update
15 miles west of Green River, right off Interstate 70, there's a ride that you share with motos -- but it's worth it. Watch the new trail video and see if it interests you.    Trail page...    November, 2017.

Barrel Trail updated page and video.
Not Barrel Roll! Also called Barrel Ride, this is a techy ride above Green Valley near St. George. New ramps and marked routes through the sandstone.  And a new trail video.   Trail page...    November, 2017.

Another awesome bit of unknown rock.
Pioneer Rim was one of the first trails I rode in St. George. Rode up from a motel in the 90s. Not many people ride it, or even know it's there. Too bad. Check out the video!   Trail page...    November, 2017.

Updated trailhead info for Dino Cliffs. Plus video.
It says a lot about St. George that a trail nobody cares about, or goes out of their way to ride, is soooo good. Dino Cliffs.   Trail page...    November, 2017.

Hog Hollow Creek singletrack!  And Porcupine!
Yeah, the connection between Hog Hollow and Porcupine was closed by construction yesterday. But they said they'd be out of the way for riders by the next day. Take your chances. The Hog Hollow page has been updated to include Hog Hollow Creek and the Porcupine connector to Peak View.   Trail page...    October, 2017.

Doctor's Dozen
The eastern half of the old Hidden Lake Lodge trail at Powder Mountain has been resurfaced and renamed. A new trailcut traverses the north slope of the mountain, then descends down to Hidden Lake. At Hidden Lake, doubletrack connects over the ridge to the lower lodge.  Trail page...    September, 2017.

Freemason Trail in Park City
Freemason, Lost Prospector, and Skid Row are now updated on the Lost Prospector Loop page. New photos, a video, and more detailed trail description and options.  Trail page...    October, 2017.

Update to Powder Mountain's west side trails...
Here's the latest info on Brittain's Ribbon, Woody's World, and Paper Airplane.   Trail page...
September, 2017.

Woods Hollow is open
The Woods Hollow trail is a nice plush climbing route for your laps on Vertigo and Levitate.   Trail page...
September, 2017.

New Peak View and Three Falls trails in Draper
Three Falls is open for riding, but is only complete to just above the Three Falls subdivision of Alpine (no connection!). The eastern two-mile section to Alpine Cove (near Lambert Park) is closed for subdivision construction.   Trail page...   July 2017.

Virgin River Rim Trail update
New tracks, new photos, and a video of the eastern (Pink Cliffs) loop ride using the Virgin Rim trail.   Trail page...   July 2017.

Highlands Trail at Cedar City
The last piece is in place for a continuous route from Southview to the C Overlook. Uphill out-and-back, shuttled downhill, loop ride.   Trail page...   July 2017.

New pics and video for Big Springs.
Surprised to learn it had been 10 years since my last ride in Provo Canyon's South Fork. So it was time to spiffy up the page with new photos and a trail video.   Trail page...   June 2017.

Payson Canyon!
I've updated the Blackhawk, Jones Ranch, Rock Spring, and Shram trail pages with new photos, higher-resolution GPS tracks, and a new area topo map. Plus three Payson Canyon videos.   Blackhawk...   Jones Ranch...   Rock Spring...   Shram Creek...     June 2017.

Ross Creek at Jordanelle. Easy, fun, and scenic.
Here's a nice 3.5 mile figure-eight ride on non-treatening trail. This ride combines the new Wada Way and Keetley singletracks. Great for beginners but experienced riders will enjoy it too.    Trail page...   June, 2017.

Levitate.
Boy, is the gravity crowd happy! But you may be wondering if this new expert-level jumping trail is too dangerous for your own skill-set. Well, if you're a good experienced rider and want to learn to take air, this is your trail.   Trail page...
June, 2017.

Not your usual Country Club.
South of Helper on Bull Mesa, a network of trails has been developed. The trailhead overlooks the Country Club, but you won't ride there nor will you drive in with your car.   Trail page...
June, 2017.

Superb!  The High Star trail system in Kamas is boss.
10 miles of well-constructed fun trail, most of it one-way flow.  This is a trail system that you absolutely must do.    Trail page...
May, 2017.

New Rodeo trail in Moab!
Here's a 9.2-mile loop ride in the Horsethief area. Easy-intermediate in tech requirement; not a lot of climbing. But it's brand new, so there's a lot of loose dirt in the middle of the loop.  Trail page...
May, 2017.

Updated Wood Hill riding area...
There's a new trailhead -- with a toilet, even -- with new Solis Way trail and Bill's Sandy. Take another look at the Price riding area! Now I just need to hit those Country Club trails...    Wood Hills area trail index page...
May, 2017.

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! 
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.

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. 
    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. 
    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. 
    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?
    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.

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.

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.

Webb Hill (Kentucky Lucky Chicken Trail) is FINISHED
The 3.8-mile singletrack loop around upper Webb Hill is now complete. It's a worthy ride, quite fun but a bit more techy than you'd think.   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.

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.

24-7 has been rerouted in the area of Bob's Basin
Here's an update (with new maps and GPX track files) to the 24-7 route and the DH trails in Bob's Basin.  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.

Webb Hill Update. 
No, it's not finished yet. Webb Hill, also known as the Kentucky Lucky Chicken Trail for who knows what reason, is getting closer to being a complete loop. Right now, an out-and-back from the parking strip is a worthy 5 miles of rock-slamming technical riding. If you're ready to try it out, here's the updated information.   Trail report...   August 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.    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.

Updating a few old rides... 
Sometimes I look at a trail page I created 15 years ago and think WTF? Tiny JPG's compressed 25%  and chaotic layout?  So as I'm updated a couple of pages. You're welcome.
Provo River Parkway    Provo Canyon Race Loop    Provo Canyon South BST    Provo Canyon North BST     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.

The first piece of Valley Vista is open!
Soft Rock, 1/2 mile long, is the first loop of this trail system. Help with the trail construction. Come dig and take a ride while you're there.  Trail report...    July 2016.

Updated page for Holly's Trail.
Much of Holly's trail has a whole new alignment compared to 6 years ago. So I've updated the page, map, and GPS files.  Now I have to track down all the other rides on the site that use "old Holly's."    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.

Mahogany Mountain. 
There's some decent riding in the foothills of northern Utah County, much of it non-sanctioned like Crop Circles. Mahogany Mountain forks off Grove Creek, but you can reach it via a tangled web of foothill trails including the unmarked unofficial Bonneville Shoreline.   Trail report...   May 2016.

Kokopelli. 142 miles.
14,000 vertical feet of climbing, and riders do it in one day. But it can also be a multi-day camping bike trip. Here's the story of the route from Fruita to Moab.   Trail report...   May 2016.

Ooh, I love to dance a little Sidestep...
(For extra points, name that movie!) Great new options off Baby Steps South! Three new trails -- Sidestep North, Instep, and Sidestep South -- let you bypass the boring flats. Make it longer and techy; take a shortcut; ride a nice tech loop. This area just keeps getting better.   Trail report...   April 2016.

Gold Bar Rim. So much fun, it used to be illegal.
New photos, ride tracks, and instructions for the Gold Bar Rim. Super-techy rock with views like no other trail in Moab. <editorial> Now if only the BLM would authorize an alternate route to bypass that sucky awful crappy upper Gold Bar 4x4! </editorial>   Trail report...   April 2016.

Malachite and Azurite
Geo buffs will recognize these trail names as copper minerals. So of course these trails offer new riding options off Miner's Loop in the Klondike Bluffs mountain biking area.    Trail report...   April 2016.

Red Hollow (Cedar City version).
Link Thor's Hideout to Highway 14, with a return via the Red Mountain trails for a nice loop ride.   Trail report...   April 2016.

Cedar City's paved bike paths.
A new East Bench trail has been added to the Coal Creek trail. As the new singletrack system is developed, the paved trails will link Red Hollow to a new bike park, the C Trail and the Iron Hills system.   Trail report...   April 2016.

Webb Hill. Sneak preview. But you can ride it now.
Webb Hill has been dug from the trailhead out to the Bloomington overlook. Work continues on the full loop, but for now it's a nice out-and-back ride with some techy stone.   Trail report...   April 2016.

April 1st Edition:  The fabulous Valhalla Trail.
Ever want to go biking and never come back? That's the sort of riding you'll find on the Valhalla Trail, an adventure ride like none that you'll find in all of Utah.   Greatest trail report ever...    April 1, 2016.

Hammer Thor's to the Hideout.
This is the first installment of a major trail system in the mountains north of Highway 14 by Cedar City. Short, but nice.   Trail report...   March 2016.

Ready for a trip to the Twilight Zone?
The Twilight Zone trail at Three Peaks opens new loop possibilities, as well as giving you a direct (but fun and slightly techy) route to the "Whale Trails" on the southeast corner.   Trail report...   March 2016.
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