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Top Mountain Biking Trails

Updated on October 22, 2011

Mountain biking is something which offers bicycle riding off the road, using specialized bicycles which are specially designed for this purpose. This sport is rapidly growing and is often thrown into the extreme sport category.

This sport requires the best of one’s patience, strength and balance and bike handling tactics. So it’s mostly adopted by crazy young people and almost the people of all ages that have the ability to partake take an active part in this sport.

If you want to go out for an experience of mountain biking, you must choose one of the following places or you can also look for a place according to your choice and taste. Here are some exciting places enlisted for this purpose.

Moab, Utah Mountain Biking Trail
Moab, Utah Mountain Biking Trail

Moab, Utah Mountain Biking Trail

This place’s fame is rising in the biking community due to its incredible geological events that has become apparent in millions of years.

Fortunately, the invention of mountain bike riding coincides with the Mother Nature’s sense of timing.

If one is familiar with Moab then he/she will surely know about the Slick Rock Bike Trail. It is the tip of the iceberg which introduces the offers which this area provides. 

Slick rock is a slick like most of the trail areas. This area provides an excellent track which can also be bumpy in making front suspension a big plus.

This place is located near the Bank of Colorado River and serves as the jumping off point for all kinds of recreational adventures. Tourism is also promoted here so there is plenty of a restaurant, bars and accommodation available.

Crested Butte
Crested Butte

Crested Butte, Colorado Mountain Biking Trail

This area serves as a home for the oldest mountain bike festival of the world. In the history the annual moments are marked as the beginning of this sport.

It was first started by the residents of Crested Butte in 1976 over PearlPass with their one-speed clunkers. Later on it was made a track and introduced next year with a marking of annual Pearl Pass Tour.

Its mountain biking terrain ranges from sage country to alpine single track surrounding. Until mid summer most of its tracks cannot be ridden due to its altitude which is about 9000.

Durango biking trails
Durango biking trails

Durango, Colorado Mountain Biking Trails

It can be considered as one of the few towns in the world that are better known for mountain biking rather than any other activity. It also comes amongst the Top 10 in one of the Ski Magazines but its peak time of tourism is in summer not in winter.

The terrain is provided on the southwest Colorado. In this terrain one can enjoy mountain biking for a very long time. It will be easy to find the way closest to your home as the riding territory is widespread on hundreds and thousands of acres.

It’s doesn’t find ethical to bargain on the rate for hotels as there is a peak time in the summer season. It does not mean that this area is expensive but it is a good choice to start with.

Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking Trails
Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking Trails

Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking Trails

This can be considered as one of the most photogenic trails in the world.

If you have gone through some mountain biking magazines you surely have seen the Flume Trail Pictures.

Along with the incredible looks, this area provides with the best ride time and after the ride you still have a wide variety to choose from.

Lake Tahoe works as hub to the network of trails which surround it. Most of the rides begin and end on the shore line which is found to convenient for cooling off after a hard ride.

The most convenient place to stay can be North or West Shores. The best night life stay can be done in or near the Tahoe City.

Sun Valley Idaho
Sun Valley Idaho

Sun Valley Idaho Mountain Biking Trails

The emergence of Sun Valley as a mountain biking destination comes up with a little surprise. Like the world class skiing and snowboarding it has also provided the world class mountain biking.

The mountains of this region are shaped in perfect slopes for well graded climbing and brake free descending. Most of the mountain here are tree less mentioned as “Baldy”.

The town of Ketchum, which is located next to Sun Valley is the focal point of every activity in the valley and also offers a plenty of night life.

Mountain Biking At Moab, Utah


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      Offtrackmtb 6 years ago from Top of a mountain

      I've ridden the slick rock in Moab and the Flume in Tahoe, I look forward to riding in Durango some time, as well as Fruita. Thank you for the article