From the big mountain trails in Colorado to the flowing slickrock trails in Utah, this area of the US is known for its top-notch bike trails. While there are hundreds to try, here is a list of the Top 7 Best Mountain Biking Trails.
Doctor’s Park (Crested Butte, CO)
This thrilling trail has one big 8 mile grind-and-grunt (unless you shuttle it), then takes riders on a rollercoaster ride of joy down a lengthy, flowing decent. Trust me; this trail’s epic decent is more than worth the uphill climb. The singletrack winding through meadows and aspen groves will have riders grinning from ear-to-ear.
Slickrock (Moab, UT)
It’s the trail that put Utah on the map as a mountain biking hot spot for the rest of time. Short, steep climbs take riders to rocky ledges and sand crossings. It’s called “slick” because horses would slide out every few steps, but since the invention of rubber, mountain bike tires have been clinging to the rock like glue. It’s amazing the stuff you’ll be climbing up, across, and down.
Zippity Do Dah (Fruita, CO)
With a name like that, it needs to be a fun tail right? It’s one of the trails riders will hit while doing the 18 Road Trail System. It’s rated as a double black diamond, but the buttery smooth singletack will egg on even novice riders to just go for it!
Porcupine Rim (Moab, UT)
A moderate to expert trail known as serving up one of Moab’s best downhill sections. Riders will need to hike-a-bike in a few spots, but overall, this trail delivers a meaty portion of tasty singletack decent.
Mid Mountain (Park City, UT)
A nice intermediate trail with a couple technical areas. It all begins in Park City and climbs the Spiro Trail, then makes its way down to Canyons Resort. It’s a loooong trail weighing in at 24 miles for the loop. Riders need to bring plenty of water and energy bars for this one. The views have been summed up as “stunning!”
Monarch Crest Trail (Salida, CO)
This one has some of the best scenery Colorado has to offer with amazing views of the Continental Divide. Using the Shuttle method is recommended. It’s very technical at the start, but don’t let that scare you, it smoothes out and starts rolling faster and faster.
Colorado Trail, Tiger Road (Breakenridge, CO)
The Colorado Trail covers over 500 miles, and of course the trail offers some amazing sections. The Tiger Road section is one of them. Great views of the Summit County mountains and super speedy singletrack make this trail one of the best.