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    Research for Utah trip

    Wea re doing a family trip to Utah in mid-June and I am starting to do research for MTB riding.

    The current plan is to visit Zion and Bryce. Since I'll be with my family, I'll probably get 1 or 2 days of riding. I'll be bringing my own hard tail.

    I am a 59 year old recreational trail rider. I ride to see the sights. I don't do jumps or big drops. I'm not fast. I hate trails with exposure. I don't mind riding fire roads. I don't mind technical. I'd rather avoid brutal climbs.

    I need some thoughts on trails I might enjoy. If anyone knows of a guide who I could hire for the day or of a shop and that can provide a guide, that would be great.

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    Check out the trails described on Trailforks.com.

    Fun and easy riding on the JEM trails just out of Virgin near Zion.
    Beautiful views of Zion from the mesa top:



    The Thunder Mtn trail out of Red Canyon off Hwy 12 on the way from Zion to Bryce is also great fun. You can ride thru Bryce-like hoo-doos:



    (these are all easily rideable by a 71 y.o. recreational trail rider )

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    I'm a local guide but don't want to spam. PM me for contact info.

    Many of our mesas have exposure although a few are not too close to the edge.

    I'd be happy to work out a great trip.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in southwest Utah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    I'm a local guide but don't want to spam. PM me for contact info.

    Many of our mesas have exposure although a few are not too close to the edge.

    I'd be happy to work out a great trip.
    Ride with Silentfoe, he's an awesome guide and you'll have a great time. Trust me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Ride with Silentfoe, he's an awesome guide and you'll have a great time. Trust me.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in southwest Utah

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Ride with Silentfoe, he's an awesome guide and you'll have a great time. Trust me.
    I can vouch for this suggestion. Spent two days with Silentfoe and I can say it was one of the best experiences of my life. Braaapppp

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    Ha! Thanks!!!!
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    EDIT: What's the NORMAL weather like around Memorial weekend?(May 25-29)
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    For that one you should just Google an almanac as it's a pretty far out guess.

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    Bruce,

    Check out the Adventure Maps. They have maps of both areas and the maps have ride suggestions/descriptions/directions. They do a great job with suggesting the best rides in the areas. They also have maps for your iPhone which are really nice, clean and easy to follow (not cluttered like a typical google phone map)

    Check out Bryce Canyon/Brian Head, Utah Trail Map, Utah | Adventure Maps

    and for Zion/St George check out this St. George/Springdale, Utah Trail Map & Guide | Adventure Maps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtrider127 View Post
    EDIT: What's the NORMAL weather like around Memorial weekend?(May 25-29)
    I would expect it to be rather warm over Memorial Day. However, you can obviously never tell what's coming. We've ridden out there (3) times in May. Our 1st trip in 2012, we had perfect temps in the 70's. In 2015, it was cold and even a little rain a couple days but in 2016, it was up in the low 90's so we rode early and late.
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