Mountain biking is great fun, exercise, and it offers the ability to see new places and take wonderful pictures or video. Some may be content to simply ride around their city, but the best biking is out on the trails, surrounded by cliffs, trees, and wildlife. There are many places with great biking trails, but the top three are:
Moab, UT . Most bikers have heard of this place, and for good reason. There are a variety of desert trails, as well as terrain, and this place is often described as having “the best mountain biking in the world”. Perhaps its most famous trail is the Slickrock Bike Trail, which gets thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. Check out some available hotels, or Moab Condo Rentals, to find a place to stay and get out on those trails.
Fruita, CO. More great desert biking, this time in western Colorado. Some, like Red Book Cliffs, are wide open with some rolling hills, while Chutes and Ladders is quite different. That trail offers steep climbs and descents, and is not for the faint of heart. Look up some of the hotels offered in Fruita or the nearby Grand Junction and get started on your adventure.
Ashville, NC. For a change in scenery, try this spot in North Carolina. The Pisgah mountains here have challenging trails that take bikers past creeks and waterfalls, and out into meadows. A little further south is the DuPont State Forest, filled with granite and sandy trails.
Any of these places offer varying trails, beautiful surroundings, and great fun. Load up your roofrack and head on out!