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    Early-mid-May Riding Recommendations Near SLC?

    Hi,

    We are planning a group trip to Moab. We are flying into SLC on May 5th and returning May 18th. For logistical reasons, we'd like to spend one night near SLC and ride there the next morning, before heading to Moab, and spend another 1-2 nights near SLC on the return and ride again.

    Initially, we considered staying at Park City, but UtahMountainBiking.com lists the start of the riding season for many of the trails there as June or even July.

    Any recommendations for riding near SLC for the dates given? Ideally within an hour of the airport, and preferably not in the opposite direction of Moab. For the first ride, looking for something that's high on fun factor and low on grunt and tech factor, as we'll have some beginner-intermediate riders with us and we'll just be emerging from Canadian winter hibernation. The return ride(s) can be a bit harder.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray.vermette View Post
    Hi,

    We are planning a group trip to Moab. We are flying into SLC on May 5th and returning May 18th. For logistical reasons, we'd like to spend one night near SLC and ride there the next morning, before heading to Moab, and spend another 1-2 nights near SLC on the return and ride again.

    Initially, we considered staying at Park City, but UtahMountainBiking.com lists the start of the riding season for many of the trails there as June or even July.

    Any recommendations for riding near SLC for the dates given? Ideally within an hour of the airport, and preferably not in the opposite direction of Moab. For the first ride, looking for something that's high on fun factor and low on grunt and tech factor, as we'll have some beginner-intermediate riders with us and we'll just be emerging from Canadian winter hibernation. The return ride(s) can be a bit harder.

    Thanks!
    Corner Canyon in Draper fits that requirement to a T.

    It's on that same website.

    You could ride there all day. Lots of services nearby as well.

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    There will be at least some and probably a lot of good riding in PC by mid-May:
    -Round Valley (zero tech, limited grunt, very fun)
    -Glenwild area (very little tech, small grunt, very fun)
    -Bob's Basin (flow trails for various skill levels, links with Glenwild trails).

    That's easily 50 miles of trail put together and more than enough for a long day of fun. The upper elevation stuff will indeed still be snowed in.

    However, Corner Canyon is on your way to Moab (PC is 20-30 minutes out of your way) and fits the bill as well.

    -Walt

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    Corner Canyon looks perfect for the arrival ride and we'll plan for PC on the way back. I'll check back here again closer to the departure date to ask about trail conditions. Thanks!

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