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    Good job! Hey Utah!

    Hey guys, I'm in need of some local knowledge, and opinions.

    How is the riding at Snowbird?

    Do they have open trails for bikes, that are worth coming from So.Cal. to ride?

    Anything like Old Dark Hollow in BH, or The Whole Enchilada in Moab?

    Pedal up is way OK, and or lift access & shuttle is cool to.

    Thanks in advance for any info you're willing to share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crash maxwell View Post

    How is the riding at Snowbird?

    Do they have open trails for bikes, that are worth coming from So.Cal. to ride?
    Riding at Snowbird is terrible.

    You can go one canyon over and ride the Wasatch Crest and it is incredible. It is a shuttle but not on par with TWE. There is a shuttle service that can give you a ride if need be.
    Park City has hundreds of miles of good trails (some lift assisted).
    I can't tell you if it's worth coming from So. Cal for...

    There's another thread like this in the Utah forum that may have some information for you.

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    Yes it is worth coming to Utah!
    It totally depends what kind of riding you want to do and how much time you have.
    The closest trails from So.Cal are the ones in So.Ut and their some of the best trails in the country.
    Around 6 hrs away from So.Cal.
    If you go to Moab add another 5 hrs to that, add the same amount time to Park City.
    Just youtube "Gooseberry Mesa" and you will see what's 6 hrs away.

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    Good job! Cool.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    Yes it is worth coming to Utah!
    It totally depends what kind of riding you want to do and how much time you have.
    The closest trails from So.Cal are the ones in So.Ut and their some of the best trails in the country.
    Around 6 hrs away from So.Cal.
    If you go to Moab add another 5 hrs to that, add the same amount time to Park City.
    Just youtube "Gooseberry Mesa" and you will see what's 6 hrs away.
    Thanks, and yeah, I've been to So. Utah quite a bit. And you're right, it's pretty amazing.
    I was looking at some where along the lines of Snowbird because of the higher elevation descents.
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    Good job! Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. welcorn View Post
    Riding at Snowbird is terrible.

    You can go one canyon over and ride the Wasatch Crest and it is incredible. It is a shuttle but not on par with TWE. There is a shuttle service that can give you a ride if need be.
    Park City has hundreds of miles of good trails (some lift assisted).
    I can't tell you if it's worth coming from So. Cal for...

    There's another thread like this in the Utah forum that may have some information for you.
    It's funny, my Aunt lived in Kaysville forever (she just moved up to Boise) and every time I had a chance to get up there with my bike, the WCT still had too much snow according to local shops.
    My plan is to head up the 2nd week of September. I'm guessing everything is still clear then, right?
    Wasatch Crest has been high on my bucket list for quite a while. And I've still never been to Park City! I still have the BIKE Mag issue with the WCT 160 mile point to point ride.
    It seemed kinda sketchy direction wise, without a guide. Any ideas or info on that?
    Maybe I'll by pass Snowbird and keep heading North.
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    Snowbird sucks for mountain biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punta Lobos View Post
    Snowbird sucks for mountain biking.
    Could not say it any better

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. welcorn View Post
    Riding at Snowbird is terrible.

    You can go one canyon over and ride the Wasatch Crest and it is incredible. It is a shuttle but not on par with TWE. There is a shuttle service that can give you a ride if need be.
    Park City has hundreds of miles of good trails (some lift assisted).
    I can't tell you if it's worth coming from So. Cal for...

    There's another thread like this in the Utah forum that may have some information for you.
    Who are you and what have you done with mr welcorn?

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    A few of my buddies have been up at Brian Head and reported it's already dusty up at the resort....
    I like bikes.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Punta Lobos View Post
    Snowbird sucks for mountain biking.
    Quote Originally Posted by NEUT View Post
    Could not say it any better

    Sounds like I'll go ahead and put Snowbird on the back burner!
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    Although northern ut may not have the miles and miles of quality like south utah and parts of AZ, im sure its still better than Socal. We have lots of good trails, well built, maintained etc, and a few great ones. Crest is at the top of the list IMO.

    And depending on what the jackass Canadians do, the crest as we know it may cease to exist

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