Let’s hear it for the hometown team! Two big advantages for the in-town rides: One, they have the longest season, and two, you can get to the trailheads in a snap under your own power. Okay, that second note reminded us of another benefit: you can get back from the trailhead to many available brew-holes without a car, too.
Most notable of the available rides has been the Painted Hills Trail and the Story Hills road and trail—until recently. Opening in August of 2013, the Highland Glenview Trail adds 5 miles of singletrack, all in a dry creek that’s within city limits but feels like something from the lonesome Montana sagebrush. Please note, the Glenview trail is almost exclusively on private land, so if even a small percentage of users treat this land (or the grazing cows) irresponsibly, we’ll all be locked out of this parcel for a long, long time.
If you’re looking for... a better in-town trail system, Moab is 10 hours away by car.
Distance: Highland Glen Nature Preserve boasts 4.8 miles of singletrack, but you can easily beef that up by linking to Peet's Hill and/or the Painted Hills trail.
Elevation gain: 100 feet
Season: Snow-dependent early or late in the year, but riding may be possible from late March to November.
Trails used: NA
Map of trailheads:
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