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Pitkin County

Aspen, Colorado

Includes Snowmass

It's so easy it's like riding a bike! Seeing the Aspen area via bicycle is quite spectacular and you don't have to be a pro to do so. Aspen, Colorado

Deschutes County

Bend, Oregon

Located in Central Oregon's high desert at the eastern flank of the Cascade Mountains, Bend offers around 300 miles of easily accessible linked trails—and the majority of them are true singletrack. Exhaust these smooth, rolling, pumicy trails that are rideable almost all year and you have more than 700 more miles of trails within a 90-minute drive, including rowdy downhill shuttles in Oakridge and the technical McKenzie River Trail, Oregon's signature ride. Bend, Oregon

Benton County

Bentonville, Arkansas

Includes Rogers, Bella Vista & Springdale, Arkansas

Bentonville has more than 40 miles of bike trails within city limits, 20 of which are natural-surface. the majority of Bentonville's singletrack trails link directly to its urban trail system, allowing mountain bikers easy access to the city's downtown activity center which has public shower facilities and wi-fi check-ins spots. Bentonville, Arkansas

Boulder County

Boulder, Colorado

Includes Lyons, Nederland

Boulder County features mountain biking areas such as Betasso Preserve, Boulder Valley Ranch, Dot Trails, Doudy Draw, East Bouler and East Boulder County, Erie Trails, Hall Ranch & Heil Valley Ranch, High Country Trails, Marshall Mesa, Middle Country, Mud Lake, Rabbit Mountain, Walker Ranch and West Magnolia. Boulder, Colorado

Summit County

Breckenridge, Colorado

Includes Copper Mountain, Frisco

Breckenridge, Colorado

Transylvania County

Brevard, North Carolina

Mountain bikers out West might be surprised to hear the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina are one of the best places in the country to ride a mountain bike. Brevard, North Carolina

Fremont County

Canon City, Colorado

Canon City and the Royal Gorge Region are a one-stop shopping place for family fun, adventure seekers, and those just looking to relax surrounded by incredible natural scenery. There is something for every type of mountain biker in the Canon City area. From the beginner to the expert, you can find just about any type of trail in the 70 miles of trails immediately surrounding Pueblo. Canon City, Colorado

Garfield County

Carbondale, Colorado

Includes Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Parachute

Opportunities for biking adventures abound around Carbondale. There are plenty of easy, paved trails for leisure bicycling and walking within this central region of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, which covers Aspen, Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle. Carbondale, Colorado

Laramie County

Cheyenne, Wyoming

One fun thing to note about Gowdy is that there are Play Areas' and Skills Areas' scattered through the park. They are also marked by ability. There's a fun skills area right near the Aspen Grove Trailhead that has a board wall ride feature and some little rolling jumps as well as a small rock drop. This destination also includes the IMBA Epic, Curt Gowdy State Park. Southern Wyoming

Montezuma County

Cortez, Colorado

Includes Dolores, Mancos

In the lower-left corner of Colorado, the little town of Cortez has a funky-weird vibe and some of the best new trails in the Southwest. Cortez, Colorado

Gunnison County

Crested Butte, Colorado

Includes Gunnison, Pitkin

The Crested Butte area has some of the best mountain biking in the country. This isn’t happenstance. Many believe that true mountain biking really began in Crested Butte. The more you ride here, the more you realize why mountain biking endures here. Crested Butte & Gunnison, Colorado

Winneshiek County

Decorah, Iowa

The Decorah trails are considered "old school" by new trail building standards- everything is hand-built vs. machine built. Decorah also is located in what many call the "Driftless Region" which is a term for saying "We might be in Iowa, but we have hills!" Decorah, Iowa

Sierra County

Downieville, California

Yuba Expeditions pioneered the backcountry mountain biking in Downieville and was the first to offer shuttles to the area's popular downhill runs. Downieville, California

La Plata County

Durango, Colorado

There are hundreds of miles of mountain trails that offer the rider scenic beauty with easy to moderate terrain as well as scenic beauty with extremely challenging terrain. Not the least of which is the flagship of the state, the Colorado Trail. Durango, Colorado

Eagle County

Eagle, Colorado

Includes Vail

While local momentum among knobby-tired dirt riders has been building for about 20 years, the discovery of Eagle’s estimated 70-100 miles of trails by those outside of the county more readily recognized for the downhill skiing amenities of Vail and Beaver Creek has only recently started gaining traction. But prevailing opinion holds that Eagle has landed in the mountain biking world. Eagle, Colorado

Coconino County

Flagstaff, Arizona

Located in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States. Flagstaff lies near the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, along the western side of the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in the continental United States. Flagstaff, Arizona

Larimer County (hub of mtbtime)

Fort Collins, Colorado

Includes Loveland, Estes Park, Rustic & Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Whether you live in the area, or plan on visiting for a bit, Fort Collins and Loveland have a lot to offer a mountain biker in terms of ample trail systems, great weather, a vibrant local scene, and great grassroots racing. There are 4 major trail systems offering well over 100 miles of riding within hour or less of downtown Fort Collins. Fort Collins, Colorado

Mesa County

Fruita, Colorado

Includes Grand Junction

Fruita is now considered by many to be one of the premier mountain biking destinations in Colorado, with the perfect combinations of terrain to challenge riders of all skill levels and abilities. Take a leisurely ride on the 18 Road Trails and just soak up the peaceful Colorado beauty. Fruita & Grand Junction, Colorado

Jefferson County

Golden, Colorado

Includes Buffalo Creek

Golden, Colorado

Washington County

Hurricane, Utah

Includes Saint George

Pronounced "Her-ah-kun" by the locals, this trail system sits at the edge of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin. Grand mesas, vertical rock formations, and deep canyons combine with extinct volcanoes and vast rolling arroyos, bringing together a taste of all that southwest Utah's Color Country has to offer. This destination also includes the IMBA Epic, Hurricane Cliffs. Hurricane, Utah

Summit County

Keystone, Colorado

Includes Silverthorne, Dillon

Get ready for exciting mountain biking action at the Keystone Bike Park. With rock gardens, drops and high-speed features there’s never a dull moment on your bike. From greens to blues to blacks, there is something for riders of all mountain biking abilities. Keystone, Colorado

Lake County

Leadville, Colorado

Home of the Leadville 100, this is it, the race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies, this event was created for only the most determined athletes. Leadville, Colorado

Grand County

Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah offers some of the most famous mountain biking in the world. Slickrock Trail, Porcupine Rim, Klondike Bluffs and so much more! Moab, Utah

Montrose County

Montrose, Colorado

The public lands adjacent to Montrose have numerous mountain bike routes. Montrose, Colorado

Pueblo County

Pueblo, Colorado

There is something for every type of mountain biker in the Pueblo area. From the beginner to the expert, you can find just about any type of trail in the 70 miles of trails immediately surrounding Pueblo. Pueblo, Colorado

Chaffee County

Salida, Colorado

Includes Buena Vista, Poncha Springs, Granite, Monarch

The Colorado Trail, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route and the Rainbow Trail all cross paths in Salida. Salida, Colorado

Santa Fe County

Santa Fe, New Mexico

The capital of the Land of Enchantment is home to some very enchanting mountain biking. You will find miles of delightful singletrack in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico. The local rail trail makes for an easy out-and-back or you can rack up the miles by taking it all the way out to the Galiesteo Preserve, riding the loops there, and then heading back. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Yavapai, County

Sedona, Arizona

The best rides are all easily ridden right from town, with no need to drive anywhere. For relentless challenge and spooky exposure, head for the Highline/Templeton/Baldwin loop or the aptly named Hangover Trail. Sedona, Arizona

Routt County

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The Steamboat Bike Park features over 50 miles of downhill and freeride bike terrain, for all ability levels, bringing a new high intensity biking environment to Steamboat. The park continues to grow some come explore what Steamboat Bike Park has to offer! Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Blaine County

Sun Valley, Idaho

Summertime is trail time. Pedaling in Sun Valley means easy access to more than 30 miles of paved, car-free bike paths, plus hundreds of miles of singletrack mountain bike trails. A trip to world-famous Bald Mountain is as easy as a gondola ride; from the summit, you can stroll the meadows or challenge yourself to a full day on the trails. Sun Valley, Idaho

San Miguel County

Telluride, Colorado

Mountain bikers of all levels can challenge their abilities during their Telluride vacation on dramatic vertical terrain or take a relaxing tour through the breathtaking scenery of the Uncompahgre National Forest. Old mining roads and single-tracks in the region climb 9,500 feet to historic sites and rugged mountain beauty. Telluride, Colorado

Grand County

Winter Park, Colorado

Includes Fraser, Granby

Winter Park, Colorado, also known as Mountain Bike Capital USA (TM). You'll find anything within the 600 miles of cross-country trails, plus two downhill bike parks. From "mellow rides, heart-thumping epic singletrack adventures to gravity-fed adrenaline," Winter Park has something for everyone. Winter Park, Colorado

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