Level: Beginner
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,736/ -24 ft
Total: 5 riders
 

Mountain Biking The Racetrack

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This is a fairly flat trail that is a perfect loop for beginning mountain bikers. The trail is the singletrack on the
northern end of the parking area. At the split, take the track on the right and ride the trail counter-
clockwise. At the junction at the northern end of the trail (may or may not be "blocked" by branches) take
the left hand option to finish the trail, the other trail is the Full Monty (a longer, slightly more difficult
extension to The Racetrack")

First added by aroe1983 on Dec 8, 2010. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Travel west from Vernal, UT along State Highway 121 (Lapoint Highway). The parking area/trail head is located on the north side of the highway between mile marker 28 and 29
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Open (on May 22, 2011)
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  • John Fisch
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    This is the shorter of the two LaPoint loops. Definitely do this one counterclockwise. This is a great novice loop with an easy climb and nothing scary technical. There are a few sharp drops into drainages and one minor bit of exposure, but newer riders shouldn't be too uncomfortable. And the descent is a blast for any level. Not threatening for a newb, but lightning fast for a confident rider.

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  • aroe1983
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    This is a nice easy trail good for teaching beginners on, warming up before or cooling down after riding Corkscrew, or just a short after work ride. Nothing technical and no steep climbs but still a nice ride.

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