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10 of the Best MTB Shuttle Runs in the Western USA

Save your legs and focus on the downhill shredding on the 10 best mountain bike shuttle runs in the western USA!

Description

Catching a ride to the top of a gnarly singletrack descent is tough to beat! If you want to save your legs and instead focus on the downhill enduro-style shredding, look no further than this list of recommended shuttle runs. Featured here are 10 of the very best mountain bike shuttles spread across the western United States.

While you’ve undoubtedly heard of epics like The Whole Enchilada and the Downieville Downhill, perhaps others like the Osberg Ridgeline Epic or Timberline to Town are new to you. While selecting the trails for this list, we focused on shuttle runs that offer a commercial shuttle option to assist you in your pursuit of singletrack bliss. There may be one or two exceptions, but in general, you should be able to book a spot on a shuttle and get whisked to the top of the nearest mountain for just a few dollars. Whichever trail(s) you choose, you’re guaranteed a fantastic rip on some of the best singletrack in the world!

The Whole Enchilada
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The Whole Enchilada

Moab
50.2 km
873 m
2,752 m
One of the most epic mountain bike rides of all time, the Whole Enchilada drops over 7,000 feet of vertical and passes through every climate zone imaginable, from high alpine tundra to desert.
Extreme
Private
Monarch Crest
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Monarch Crest

Salida
58.6 km
1,043 m
2,222 m
This epic trail provides high alpine ridge top riding at treeline with views for hundreds of miles in all directions, finishing with a ripping descent down the mountain.
Difficult
Private
Downieville Downhill
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Downieville Downhill

Downieville
24.4 km
306 m
1,572 m
A shuttle run of epic proportions, dropping thousands of feet from a mountain top down to a river bottom.
Severe
Private
Wasatch Crest -> Park City
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Wasatch Crest -> Park City

Salt Lake City
22.3 km
334 m
1,216 m
Gorgeous ridge top singletrack riding with a ripping descent to finish—the best trail in Park City!
Severe
Private
Alpine Trail
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Alpine Trail

Oakridge
25.7 km
771 m
1,572 m
Known as the "crown jewel" of Oakridge, the Alpine Trail easily ranks among the best shuttle routes in the world.
Difficult
Private
Osberg Ridgeline Epic

Osberg Ridgeline Epic

Sun Valley
53.2 km
1,294 m
1,961 m
An epic length point-to-point route that breaks above treeline, providing breathtaking views.
Difficult
Private
Mount Lowe
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Mount Lowe

Los Angeles
15.5 km
237 m
1,390 m
The LA Area's premiere shuttle run!
Severe
Private
Cannell Trail
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Cannell Trail

39.8 km
620 m
2,552 m
One of the most epic shuttles in California, if not the entire USA!
Difficult
Private
The Full Lemmon Drop
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The Full Lemmon Drop

46.9 km
1,125 m
3,046 m
One of the most epic and brutally-gnarly shuttle runs in the USA!
Extreme
Private
O'Leary Mountain Shuttle
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O'Leary Mountain Shuttle

25.6 km
784 m
1,852 m
Shuttle on the little-known but highly-acclaimed O'Leary Mountain.
Difficult
Private