Flaming Gorge Country Views From the Trails

Mountain Biking in Flaming Gorge Country

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Mountain Biking in Flaming Gorge Country Great Terrain. Year Round.

With an extensive variety of year-round terrain from high alpine to desert, and many in between, Flaming Gorge Country is the perfect place to jump on two wheels to explore. Whether you enjoy riding amidst the flora, along a river or through the pines, Flaming Gorge Country can host the perfect mountain biking adventure.

Find the best of Sweetwater County’s side of the reservoir at Currant Creek. Located just east of Flaming Gorge reservoir, the Little Mountain area boasts an incredible 250 miles of trails. Ride the Cherokee Trail off the old Currant Creek Ranch Road (County Road 33)—the most popular trail in the area. It is not uncommon to see more than 100 miles from elevated vantage points on this route. While you’re in the area, try out the steady climbs and ample descents of the Currant Creek and Dry Hollow Trails. 

If that’s not enough for you, we’ve outlined some more of the best Flaming Gorge Country trails to keep you on two wheels this summer:

Scenic Rides

Get a great view of Wyoming from the Utah side of Lake Flaming Gorge, and test out the moderate-level Dowd Mountain Trail. Experience single or double track trails, impressive scenery and an amazing overlook.

If you’re looking for an amazing ride through the wildflowers, take the East Park Loop through Ashley National Forest in the Uinta Mountains. Although beautiful, this is a long ride meant for moderate to advanced riders prepared to bike for 3-4 hours.

This summer, enjoy weekly guided driving tours to discover our unique geology, or sit beside a campfire and make new friends at Cart Creek Fire fireside memorial events.

Leisurely Trails

King’s Point trail follows a plateau above the Green River through the Browns Park area, and it offers outstanding views, a variety of flora and fauna, and plenty of solitude. This eight-mile loop is perfect for new riders or those looking to slow down the pace.

If you’re looking for a route with a story, meander along the Swett Ranch trail, with easy to moderate paths. This trail follows double track roads and offers views of meadows full of wildflowers, scenic vistas of Lake Flaming Gorge, and spectacular views of Baretop Mountain. It also passes through the Historic Swett Ranch, offering a glimpse of pioneer life from the area.

Advanced Terrain

Head over to the Utah side of Flaming Gorge for the 4-mile Bassett Springs Loop. With steep, rocky downhills and outstanding views, you won’t want to miss this challenge.

For an advanced ride that is 3-4 hours of wildlife and scenery, take the Browns Park Trail over the Green River and through the Browns State Waterfowl Management area and Wildlife Refuge. You won’t want to miss a thing.

No matter your preferred riding style, you are sure to find the perfect trails and scenery in Flaming Gorge Country. Find more trails at FlamingGorgeCountry.com, and start planning your two-wheeled adventure today!

Conquered all the trails Flaming Gorge has to offer? Take a ride on our extensive in-town trail systems and bike park.

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