5 Epic Shuttle Rides Near Salt Lake City

Not far from the bustle and smog of downtown Salt Lake City lie endless miles of pristine mountain singletrack.  Riders have their pick of long pedal-y cross-country loops, lift-accessed downhill runs, and purpose-built jump lines at the bike park.  All are fun, but perhaps the quickest way to escape the city and get high above town …

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Yurting and Mountain Biking on Utah’s Gooseberry Mesa

Several hundred feet below us, red dust obscured our view of the helicopter.  The whop-whop-whop of rotors whirling drowned out the sound of our conversation, and we all fell into a companionable silence.  We didn’t mind the halted discussion about our ride plans—our mouths were consumed with burritos and beer. Our visit to Southern Utah’s …

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A Honeymoon in the Alps

At a snail’s pace, my legs burning, I climbed the last mile to the top of the Grand Col du Ferret.  Wiping sleet and mud from my eyes, I wondered why we hadn’t picked a more traditional honeymoon.  At that very moment, I could have been reading a book on a Tahitian beach or drinking …

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