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Old 03-30-03, 08:56 AM   #1
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What's your ultimate MTB trip in the US?

Trying to put together a top 10 list of American MTBing, looking for the best single track in the country!! So far I have Pisgah, NC and Moab, UT...looking for some help. Thanks. Zach
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Durango, CO.

Bolder City, NV.

San Diego, L.A. and the bay area in C.A.

South Mountain in Phoenix, AZ.

Vancouver, B.C.

Mammoth Mt., CA.

Just to name a few.
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I've been to the following.... and I'm going BACK to the following very soon. These places are a mtn bikers HEAVEN:


Moab, Utah

La Sal (Ntl. Forest), Utah

Fruita, Colorado

Vail, Colorado (DH RUNS)

Keystone, Colorado (DH RUNS)

Grand Junction, Colorado (Bomb down giant "gravel mountains")

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What's your ultimate MTB trip in the US?

Anything within a 10 mile radius of my house
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mckenzie river trail and north umpqua river trail

but i am partial to oregon - there's something magical about the lush old-growth forests.
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I can say this right now...west coast...I am in fact going to include Canada simply because...well..I'm Canadian

North Shore, BC
Whislter, BC (ok done that for a year but only hit 10% of the massive number of trails)
Nelson, BC
Golden, BC
Oregon
California (big state not sure where to go)

Thats really it, maybe a few throughout the midwest and over in the states but I have no interest in anything east of Canada anymore. Except maybe newfieland...
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I've been to the following.... and I'm going BACK to the following very soon. These places are a mtn bikers HEAVEN:


Moab, Utah

La Sal (Ntl. Forest), Utah

Fruita, Colorado

Vail, Colorado (DH RUNS)

Keystone, Colorado (DH RUNS)

Grand Junction, Colorado (Bomb down giant "gravel mountains")

You really want to eat dirt don't you ...
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If you have never seen the trails in Bolder City you should check out this site

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I've always wanted to ride at Moab. I also would like to ride at Sedona, too.... I was out there for a while on vacation but didn't have a bike. I rented one for a couple of days but it wasn't nearly enough time to ride.
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MMMMM tastes like chicken! Only a bit crunchier...


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I think this thread could actually be titled "brag about where you've rode rour bike".
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Maybe...I have never even seen Moab...I would like to try there for sure...but I really love jungle and the woods and being surrounded by deep wet moss and slippery roots ...so yes...
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I think this thread could actually be titled "brag about where you've rode rour bike
ya, we're all partial to what we've experienced. i was in moab, though, and decided not to even ride because there were sooo many people there. i'm sure you could get out on the trail and be a little more isolated, but i really hate trendy vacation spots, especially when i'm looking for somewhere to ride. i actually ended up driving past arches national park to this isolated area called beef basin, where there wasn't a sole in sight, or even a human trail. my friends and i rode a dried up river bed and mountain goat trails, and loved it. being from the northwest, i share maelstrom's love of jungle and woods and moss. it was really strange riding where there wasn't any trees on the slickrock in utah, where everyone seems to rave about. i think most places can be the "greatest place to ride", it all depends on your experience there.
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I was in Crested Butte, CO., this summer, and rode some of the sweetest single track ever! Flowers were in bloom, and this one trail was a ribbon of pure delight!

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If you have never seen the trails in Bolder City you should check out this site

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And its settled ... imma have to head out there next week during spring break possibly ... oh wait a minute, gas still costs f*in $2 per gallon!!
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Snowshow West Va. Go in the fall. Its beeeutiful.
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Brian Head is nice. Sort of like a combination of Durango and Moab, with no crowds.

Montana de Oro has a bit of nice singletrack.

Sedona is always worth a look. It gets a bit twinkle ding-dong in town, what with all the peroxide blonde spiritualism and what not. But there's trail a plenty.

South Mountain as mentioned, has heaps o' nice trail.

Durango is a must do as well. No pics, as everyone's seen that.
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Thanks for all the great replies. Durango and Fruita, CO both seem like they are must rides...Crested Butte sounds interesting as well! Thanks again.
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