Mountain bike riding is one of the most fulfilling, easiest, and healthiest hobbies you can cultivate. Cycling is, of course, one of the best exercises to do on a regular basis, and mountain biking adds that little bit of extra strain to help you become stronger and more resilient. Mountain biking gets you in touch with nature, since you are cycling outdoors instead of in the smoke-filled grind of the city, and allows you to replenish and restore your vitality thanks to the clean, fresh air, and stunning views.
The U.S. has a large number of popular and challenging mountain bike trails. Many of these are old trails that were formed as paths for people on foot and on horseback, but some have been formed specifically for pedaling, not walking.
Mountain biking vacations are common among those passionate about their bikes, and it is precisely for these enthusiastic and adventurous practitioners that we have this list. Here are the top American mountain biking destinations.
All these destinations have accommodation options either right in the city or nearby, but the major cities close to the destinations may have better accommodation across a wider price range. Budget options such as Couchsurfing and Airbnb are much more likely to be available in the larger cities than the biking destinations themselves. Most of these destinations get full on weekends, so either plan your vacations during the week, or at least start early.
Nearest Cities: Grand Junction, CO: 113 mi; Salt Lake City, UT: 234 mi
Moab may be a cliched first entry on this list, but it is not the top choice of most mountain bikers and biking magazines without a sound reason. It is situated at the heart of Utah’s backcountry, with a crisscrossing