There are states with larger mountain biking populations, states with more miles of singletrack, and states with higher peaks, but the numero uno state for generating epic mountain bike photos is Utah.
Many who visit "The Goose" (Gooseberry Mesa, Utah) are not familiar with her twin sister, "Little Creek Mesa.” My brother had a chance to visit the Mesa for the first time last week. Incredible riding, views and fun. Is it better? You'll have to ride it to find out for yourself.
Gage and Guthrie Gillings
This is a shot of me taken by my brother on the Hurricane Rim Trail part of the JEM loop (20-mile loop with 15 of it single track) located in Hurricane, Utah. We were there to celebrate my last child getting married and to take in some great riding. It was cold and rainy back home but 85 and wonderful in Southern Utah. Don't miss this loop on your way to more "famous" ones. It has a bit of everything, as you can see.
FINISHING THE GOOSE
After two days of Gooseberry Mesa, we caught the JEM trail to Hurricane Rim as a great singletrack finish to this great experience in SW Utah! The Dirt Monkeys (pictured–Chris, Glen, me and Ryan) make the semiannual pilgrimage for a steady diet of slickrock and singletrack in some of the most scenic riding country in the US.
La Verne, California
Took this picture of my friend Jon on Poison Spider in Moab. When you combine mountain bikes, awesome locals and ominous weather, timeless memories of adventure take seed and grow forever. Long live long rides and longer adventures.
Eagle Mt, Utah
DON’T DRINK THE WATER
My wife Kris stopping to cool her feet and enjoy Little Creek Mesa scenery with Gooseberry Mesa in the background. Just one stop in a trip consisting of Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.
Valley Center, California
LAND OF PLENTY
Snowbasin, Utah, is my favorite place to ride that’s not too far away.
Cruis'in down East Fork Trail with Snowbasin Resort Trail System in the background.
WATCH THAT ROCK
On the second day of a man-cation to Moab, Utah, Ron Cruse and Nathan Boone captured probably the most unique shot of the week of Alex Wurm preparing to ride a giant in the ocean of slickrock at Barlett Wash.
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