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    Best trails for fatty bikes in Moab?

    Im heading down to Moab in a few weeks and Im looking for some good freeride trails. I hit Amasaback years ago on my first visit, but that was on a xc hardtail. Now Im rolling a 55lb DH rig and I'm looking for something short and fun. I could have sworn I saw a lift down there, but maybe not. What are some trails I should hit?

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    Leave your fatty at home, and bring a 5-6 inch trail bike. The Freeride park, with lift service has been dismantled from what I understand, or is no longer in business. My experience in Moab has shown me that you have to ride up to come down. Porcumpine rim on a 5 inch bike is the best! If you want some true FR terrain, come out to the St. George/Virgin area. Couple of shots for ya.
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    You will suffer greatly in Moab on a 55lb ( ) DH rig. I wouldn't even entertain the thought of pedaling my Mountain Cycle 9.5 - weighing in at a good 10lbs less than your rig - around Moab. Without the Rim and it's lift-accessed FR/DH playground, I agree with El Chingon: bring a 4-5-6" all-mountain play bike for the greatest enjoyment.

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    I heard virgin got washed away in the storms....JK.

    I've been meaning to check out some freeride trails down there. My family has a condo in St. George so I really dont have any excuses. Are there any directions to freeride areas in virgin listed on here?

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    A couple of places to check out while you are here.....Grafton Mesa, NFL trail, IT Trail, Flying Monkey, and of course, the Reb Bull Rampage site. Talk to Travis at the Bike shop in Springdale, and he'll hook you up with directions to any and all.
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    Good job! Don't Forget...

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