6 routes · Mountain Biking · Road Biking
Red Fleet Loop
The highest quality singletrack in the Vernal area.
Mountain Biking Difficult
- 12 km
- 364 m
- 365 m
- 1-2 hrs
- Low Point
- 1.7 km
- High Point
- 1.9 km
The one downside to the Red Fleet Trail System is that even if you milk this network for all it’s worth, riding as long of a loop as you can possibly construct without doubling back on yourself, the max mileage you can get is around 7.5 miles of singletrack. 7.5 miles goes by really quick, even if you’re stopping to enjoy the views along the way… so savor this sweet singletrack!
The first section of the loop as mapped follows the easier, flowier trails in the Red Fleet network. Jazz Chrome Molly is renowned for its flowy berms, smooth jumps, and superb rhythm. The flow line down the ridge, when ridden in this direction, is excellent—and probably worth pedaling back up to lap a few times!
All too soon you will connect to Handsome Cabin Boy, and eventually J-Boy. These trails comprise the more technical side of the network, with ledge drops, rock gardens, and some severe exposure in places. Keep an eye peeled for optional alt lines. In many spots on this half of the network, you can choose a longer roll line or a more direct drop line.
On some maps, the far southern sections of J-Boy are labeled as double black diamond, but I wouldn’t rate the most difficult moves as any harder than single black. While compared to other trails in Vernal some of the tight, technical moves on the southern reaches of J-Boy are much more advanced, compared to other trails in Utah, Red Fleet is very approachable. Even competent intermediate riders will only have to walk a few sections of J-Boy, so I highly recommend tackling this entire loop as mapped.
While the Red Fleet Trail System is already home to the highest quality singletrack in Vernal, the system may also see an upgrade in the near future. A sign at the top of a renegade jump line (not mapped) posted by the Bureau of Land Management notes that they are working with the local mountain bike advocacy organization, an arm of IMBA, to construct a purpose-built flow trail in the area. Hopefully that comes to fruition soon—stay tuned!
Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.
Best time to visit
- Rock Rolls
- Rock Slabs
- Rock Gardens