McCoy Flat Trails

4.12 out of 5
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↑ 3,000 ft
↓ 3,400 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
World Class singletrack abounds in the abandoned oil fields of Asphalt Ridge. There are at least 8 impressive trails to link up to make a great day of riding here. From cruiser singletrack on Got Milk and Cookies to technical moves on More Hoes and More Pimps, the quality of singletrack in McCoy Flat is superb! Grab a map at Altitude Cycles to make your day more enjoyable.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (7)
System Trails (7)
Milk & Cookies
Retail Sale
Slippery When Wet
Fire Sale
More Hoes
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (3 total check-ins)
  Jim Cummings   on Jul 14, 2017
  Hap Proctor   on Jun 15, 2015
  Groomster62   on May 12, 2015
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Reviews (9)

World Champ

July 14, 2017
Review: Vernal, hidden away in the north east corner of Utah, is no Moab but there are some reasonable trails around town, and the McCoy Flats network is popular with locals. No, they're not world class as the gushy trail description would have it but they're not bad. You'll definitely feel the magic of the rugged, arid, wide open setting. The trails are not technically rich but there are places that will grab your attention - usually rock-drops. You'll also find some good fast down-sloping curvy sections on most of the trails. All the trails are two-way but there is usually a preferred direction - the map from Altitude Cycles will guide you. The trail head is in the middle of the network and has map boards, covered picnic tables (wow!) and a toilet. There are trails for all abilities but none are extreme. My favorite trail was Firesale. Slippery When Wet would be my second choice. I've just had another look at the photo gallery and notice that people tend to take photos on the more technical rocky sections - me included!! They actually make up only a small proportion of all the trails.


September 15, 2015
Review: A secret gem in Utah that could become a destination with some publicity. Trails are great with plenty for riders of all levels. The TH is nice with a posted map of the system. The town of Vernal was more substantial than I expected also. Enjoyable area with many recreation options.

Similar Trail: Kokopelli Area

Bunny Hop

June 17, 2015
Eiden Bunny Hop  
Review: Totally agree with another post I saw on this trail system - excellent riding without the frustrations of Fruita. Hats off to BLM for another impressive trail system that is fast, flowy and fun. Everything here can be ridden and the "advanced" sections are a fun addition to the blues and greens. Its also really nice to have the TH located in the center of the trails - makes it easy to stop/rest/refuel and get back out there. Watch out for little critters on the trails (lizards, snakes, bunnies) they're every where. Check out the Resides In Hotel in Vernal if you aren't looking to camp - they are well run and offer good prices.

Similar Trail: 18 Road


April 8, 2015
WesternSLP Gramcounter  
Review: I recommend to add this trail system (and the rest of the area) to your ride list. The BLM has done a great job making a nice TH area in the middle of the desert. The trails and the shop, Altitude, they speak for themselves!

There is something for everyone here. And, with the nice paviioin you can lap, take a break, sit in the shade, fuel back up and get back out. Or, if you have a group of varying levels, you can ride out together, find your thing, and meet back up easily.

Think 18 Road (Fruita) without the masses, jerks & dust.

June 12, 2014
Review: Best Single track in Utah. This system has so many options (beginner, intermediate, advanced). Some of my all time favorites I've ridden in the west. Too bad Uintah County wants to put are heavy truck bypass through the middle of it.

Bunny Hop

November 12, 2013
Review: Recently we upgraded the Trailhead to include a new bathroom, pavillion with picnic tables (yeah that's right shade in the desert :), bike cattle guards to keep the pesky bovines at bay, and Interpretive maps with trail ratings and descriptions. Call Jason West (BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner, (me)) for more informatoin @ 435-781-4501 or email


May 25, 2013
John Fisch Epic  
Review: Great trail system with plenty of options, both in terms of techncial difficulty and length of route. You can ride as little as 4 miles or as much as 40 without repeating yourself.


July 18, 2011
Review: Great trail system. Classic desert riding , with numerous washes, gulley's, mesa's, and cap rock to play on. Everything from easy (that's Rockey Mountain easy) to quite technical. Dual Sup. 4-5 in. travel will handle every thing here. I ride a 2011 Specialized SJ Pro Carbon. On most trails it's more bike than I need, here it was a perfect fit. These trails are what an on the fly adjustable seat post is all about.

* Review edited 7/19/2011


May 14, 2011
Review: World Class singletrack involving at least 8 stellar trails. Cruiser singletrack to advanced technical, there is 40 plus miles of amazingly narrow trails here guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Similar Trail: Bootleg Canyon

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