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    Rick Powelson reviewed Providence Canyon Trail

    3 months ago

    I wouldn’t really call this a technical trail. There’s a couple of small rock gardens, but they aren't much. I would feel comfortable taking beginners who have several runs behind them up there. Not good for a total noob though. From a technical point-of-view, I’d rate it green-blue. I did give it a total blue because it is a decent test of one’s aerobic fitness.

    Rick Powelson completed Providence Canyon Trail

    3 months ago

    Rick Powelson completed Jardine Juniper

    3 months ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Jardine Juniper

    3 months ago

    Like Providence Canyon, I call this a Blue because of the climb. There really isn't anything technical about this trail. While it may not be a big test of your riding skills, it is a test of your aerobic fitness. There are really no breaks on the climb other than the stops you make yourself. The constant five mile climb is rewarded with a very fun and fast downhill. Be cautious in getting too rowdy as there are hikers, equestrians, and other bikers coming uphill sometimes. While I wouldn't take a total noob on this trail, a beginner with several rides behind them and a reasonable level of fitness will be fine. There are some small rock gardens on the trail, but minimal line choice skills are fine. When you get to the loop where you have the choice to ride the "Scenic Route" or the Shady Route", I recommend finishing the uphill on the "Scenic Route" and starting your descent on the "Shady Route." It is smooth and fast.

    Rick Powelson reviewed Bonneville Shoreline Trail

    4 months ago

    More interesting than the northern section near Green Canyon. It makes for a 23 mile ride if starting at the Dry Canyon trail head and riding all the way up Blackmith Fork River Trail and back. There is one particularly nasty climb when going from south to north that is somewhat steep and a mile long between Milleville Canyon and Providence Canyon. Massively fun going down it; massively sucking going up it.

    Rick Powelson reviewed Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Canyon Entrance Park to Green Canyon

    4 months ago

    Not a bad trail for getting some extra miles in with Green Canyon Trail. Nothing technical or particularly difficult about it. The other sections of the Bonnville Shoreline Trail south of it starting at the Dry Canyon trailhead (BST: Deer Fence, BST: Hyrum Section) are more interesting from a mountain biking perspective.

    Rick Powelson reviewed Green Canyon

    4 months ago

    Not a difficult trail from an ascent or technical perspective. It is wicked fun flow on the downhill. There's a couple places to get some air and a couple mild rock gardens. I took my full-suspension, but there's nothing that a hard tail can't handle.

    Rick Powelson completed Green Canyon

    4 months ago

    Rick Powelson completed Monitor and Merrimac ATV Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Ute Valley Park Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago

    I love riding the trails of Ute Valley. It has everything from easy mellow rides to uber technical all in a short distance from my house.

    Rick Powelson reviewed Lovell Gulch Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    If you go counter-clockwise, you ride up the single track and down the double track. There are a couple of creek crossings, but they are easy. It's a good grind uphill with a couple of real lung-busters, but nothing too bad. Not very technical, though there are a couple of rooty/rocky sections but nothing really hard. There was one root that was really fun to launch off off on the downhill. Not a lot of drops or jumps to be had. There are some steeps and the downhill going counter-clockwise is fast and furious. It might sound weird, the double-track doesn't feel like double-track so it's all good. Beware of loose granite in places. A fun ride overall.

    Rick Powelson completed Lovell Gulch Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Stanley Canyon Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Cheyenne Mtn. State Park

    about 3 years ago

    Only rode part of this system today, but if the rest of the trails are like the ones I rode, then it's gonna be great. Do watch for horse traffic. That sucks, but it is what it is.

    Rick Powelson completed Cheyenne Mtn. State Park Loop

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Ute Valley Park Loop

    about 3 years ago

    Nice trail system in town. There are some good gnarly sections, so there are some decent technical challenges. Relatively heavy usage, so keep your speed down and watch for hikers and dogs.

    Rick Powelson completed Ute Valley Park Loop Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed William's Canyon

    about 3 years ago

    Loved this trail. So much damage due to floods and fires. Damn shame.

    Rick Powelson reviewed Hogback Ridge Summit Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Good hike in an open space. Lots of loose granite so wear good shoes.

    Rick Powelson reviewed Stanley Canyon Trail

    about 3 years ago

    I love hiking this trail so much. It's a repeater for sure.

    Rick Powelson completed Fallen Timbers Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Fox Run Park- Fallen Timbers Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Good for families and novices. If you like singletrack and technical riding, skip this one.

    Rick Powelson reviewed Rocks and Vistas, Garden of the Gods

    about 3 years ago

    It is what it is...a sidewalk. Great for tourists and people just wanting to take a nice stroll to see the formations. Not a hike.

    Rick Powelson reviewed Santa Fe Regional Trail at Ice Lake

    about 3 years ago

    I ride this as part of the greater Santa Fe Trail rides. It is good for doing mileage rides. Easy doubletrack suitable for novices and families.

    Rick Powelson completed Black Forest Regional Park

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Black Forest Regional Park

    about 3 years ago

    Rode here a couple years ago before the fires. Good for novices and families. If you like technical riding or aggressive downhills, singletrack, and such skip this one.

    Rick Powelson reviewed Palmer Park

    about 3 years ago

    Something for everyone here. Good hiking and mountain bike trails in town when you don't feel like going to far. The large amount of rain we have been getting lately have rutted out the trails, so biking isn't so great right now, but hiking is fine.

    Rick Powelson completed Palmer Park Outer Loop Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Tempelton Trail

    about 3 years ago

    A decent trail for a hike in town. I'd like to ride it, but with all the rain we've had lately, it's kind of a rutted mess right now.

    Rick Powelson completed Templeton Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Edna Mae Bennet Nature Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Nice trail. It's rated at the site as advanced difficult. I think maybe intermediate is more appropriate. It's not long, but it was fun.

    Rick Powelson completed Edna Mae Bennet Nature Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Tusher Tunnel

    about 3 years ago

    Got to this via the Monitor and Merrimack ATV trails. A short walk through the tunnel to a cool view and a pictograph. Worth the time.

    Rick Powelson completed Tusher Tunnel Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Monitor and Merrimac Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson completed Monitor and Merrimac Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Determination Towers ATV Trail

    about 3 years ago

    UTVd this one. Nothing really technical, but lot's of rollers, sand banks, and slickrock riding.

    Rick Powelson completed Determination Towers ATV Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Gemini Bridges ATV Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson completed Gemini Bridges ATV Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Bar M Loop

    about 3 years ago

    The Bar M Loop is just one trail in a series of trails called the Moab Brands trails. They are called the Brands Trails because the four primary trails in the are spell out MOAB (Bar M, Circle O, Rockin' A, and Bar B). There are other trails in this system such as The North 40, Maverick, Killer B, Deadman's Ridge, EZ, and Lazy. There is something for the novice, intermediate, and advanced riders in this trail system. I enjoyed this system a lot and will ride it again some day.

    The Bar M Loop itself is a relatively flat doubletrack perfectly suited for families and novices. There is nothing technical about it and is a gentle easy ride. It is also just one of the routes that can connect you to the more challenging trails in the system.

    Rick Powelson completed Bar M Loop Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Rick Powelson reviewed Colorado River Scenic Byway: Moab to Interstate 70

    about 3 years ago

    Took this road off of I-70 for our recent vacation in Moab. As we were staying in Castle Valley it was the right road to take. As we entered the Canyon my wife and I were held breathless by the view. Neither of us had seen anything like this before except in pictures. We had to stop several times to take it all in. It's also where we launched for kayaking the Colorado River later in the week.

    Rick Powelson reviewed White Rim Overlook Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Easy trail for some great views.