MX in Utah

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7/17/2017 8:14 PM

I recently put in for a new job out at Hill AFB and got some fairly good feedback on my application. If all goes well I may need to start looking for places to live so naturally I've been looking for the best places to ride first.
You know, priorities.
I was wondering if anyone might be able to share some insight about the Mx scene out there... Which tracks are good? Where are there good challenging trails / areas to ride? Which race series are fun/ competitive? MX and GPs are my thang.
Any info would be awesome!

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7/17/2017 9:30 PM

Paging peely!

I'm also curious, I have a sibling in SLC/Ogden and really enjoyed my time out there visiting but had no time to moto. When school finishes up I'd like to look for jobs out there..

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7/17/2017 9:33 PM

Peel out would be best for Moto and trails around Hill.

Depending on how far you'd like to drive, there is amazing trails-mountain and desert-all over a Utah.

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7/18/2017 6:36 AM

Titan1 wrote:

Peel out would be best for Moto and trails around Hill.

Depending on how far you'd like to drive, there is amazing trails-mountain and desert-all over a Utah.

I'd be willing to travel a bit that's for sure.. Which mountains are the best for single track?

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7/18/2017 8:11 AM

Ogden track never disappoints. I've been there many times even being 6 hours away. Jordan River is a kinda fun state run OHV park run in SLC. Deseret Peak is good which is next to what used to be called Miller Motorsports park in Toole. and Rocky Mountain Raceway has night races on a small but fun MX track up and down a hill side. MX scene in the greater SLC area is pretty solid in my opinion.

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7/18/2017 8:15 AM

Titan1 wrote:

Peel out would be best for Moto and trails around Hill.

Depending on how far you'd like to drive, there is amazing trails-mountain and desert-all over a Utah.

snackfedbear wrote:

I'd be willing to travel a bit that's for sure.. Which mountains are the best for single track?

I know there is some great riding right there in the mountains to the East of Hill in Ogden Canyon and Weber Canyon. I mostly ride south of there in American Fork Canyon, Hobble Creek Canyon and Diamond Fork Canyon. But I prefer the desert and rider Cherry Creek/Jericho, and outside of Price a lot (those are close to me so I ride there a lot).

But if you are in Utah, you have to ride Moab, and Green River areas...it'll be about a four hour drive for you, but it would be a shame for you to live in Utah and not ride those.

And then in Southern Utah around St. George (Warner Valley) has some great riding for the winter months when it's to cold in the North.

There is a Facebook group called Desert Flash, its mostly the local desert racing community, but all those guys also ride all the time and if you are looking for people to ride with, you can find them there.

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7/18/2017 8:38 AM

Utah is a great place for Moto. Ogden. Delta. Saint George. And there is always arenacross there in the winters too

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7/18/2017 9:36 AM

If you are around Ogden there are plenty of places to ride. You can shoot up to Cache Valley, stay around the Ogden area, or drop down into Utah Valley all within an hour or so. For a quick weekend getaway my preferred places are still the dunes of Little Sahara/Sand Mountain down in Delta, St. Anthony (Idaho), or Sand Hollow down in St. George. Ya, I'm a big sand guy.

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7/18/2017 9:59 AM

I live in Vegas and they closed all the tracks even remotely close to me. Boulder City, sandy valley both gone. Guess I'm gonna have to start hitting mesquite and st George

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7/18/2017 10:09 AM

Ogden is great for moto. ton of areas nearby to ride.

Skyline single track in Ogden area. mountain single-track multi-use. i like to ride north to south, take a dip in the Pineview Reservoir, gear up and ride back or stop in the canyon at The Oaks for a burger and a beer then ride back.

Monte Cristo has a TON of jeep trails that are very lightly used during the week. get's busy on the weekends but if you stick to the rougher more technical trails you can make a full day out of it, even get some long distance in and ride up to Bear Lake and back.

Cache Valley area has a bunch of great mountain single-track. Start up the Left Hand Fork and ride all day, shaded, technical.

OCA motocross track is legit. i'm a Lifetime member, hit me up if you want a guest pass and i'll get you out.

tracks in SLC are pretty good, St.George track is good, RMR is ok.

Knolls and Dell offroad areas west of SLC are great if you know where to go.

my go to is the Cherry Creek area. you could seriously ride for days and still have plenty of trails to hit. fun whooped out sand areas, mountain single-track, twisty rooted tree trails, rocky hills, creek crossings. love it down there. about 2 hours from Ogden.

head south to the American Fork, Spanish Fork areas and you'll find even more badass stuff to ride.

don't forget your torque wrench though, bro

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7/19/2017 2:27 AM

All the spots mentioned sound great. Obviously I've heard of Moab before but that was the extent of my knowledge so thanks to everyone for their insight. Any good motocross racing series I should keep in mind? The riding will only cure about 90% of the itch. Lol

Also, any tips on where to look for places to live? Or better yet, where to stay away from... I'm looking to stay within an hour drive to the base... not so sure about where that leaves me

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7/19/2017 2:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/19/2017 2:45 AM

peelout wrote:

Ogden is great for moto. ton of areas nearby to ride.

Skyline single track in Ogden area. mountain single-track multi-use. i like to ride north to south, take a dip in the Pineview Reservoir, gear up and ride back or stop in the canyon at The Oaks for a burger and a beer then ride back.

Monte Cristo has a TON of jeep trails that are very lightly used during the week. get's busy on the weekends but if you stick to the rougher more technical trails you can make a full day out of it, even get some long distance in and ride up to Bear Lake and back.

Cache Valley area has a bunch of great mountain single-track. Start up the Left Hand Fork and ride all day, shaded, technical.

OCA motocross track is legit. i'm a Lifetime member, hit me up if you want a guest pass and i'll get you out.

tracks in SLC are pretty good, St.George track is good, RMR is ok.

Knolls and Dell offroad areas west of SLC are great if you know where to go.

my go to is the Cherry Creek area. you could seriously ride for days and still have plenty of trails to hit. fun whooped out sand areas, mountain single-track, twisty rooted tree trails, rocky hills, creek crossings. love it down there. about 2 hours from Ogden.

head south to the American Fork, Spanish Fork areas and you'll find even more badass stuff to ride.

don't forget your torque wrench though, bro

Thanks peelout your posts never disappoint! if I end up out there I'll definitely be reaching out about the guest pass. itll be nice to get a few pointers from the locals, you know where to buy new hubs after a major failure and such

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7/19/2017 7:39 AM

snackfedbear wrote:

All the spots mentioned sound great. Obviously I've heard of Moab before but that was the extent of my knowledge so thanks to everyone for their insight. Any good motocross racing series I should keep in mind? The riding will only cure about 90% of the itch. Lol

Also, any tips on where to look for places to live? Or better yet, where to stay away from... I'm looking to stay within an hour drive to the base... not so sure about where that leaves me

I'd steer clear of Roy and south of Roy. Ogden and north is solid, I'm actually in North Ogden. If you're looking to buy, Willard is nice area, close to riding, and inexpensive.

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7/19/2017 10:28 AM

I don't race moto, but there is USRA, Wild West, and RMX. RMX looks legit to me. USRA MX and Wild West seem like they're dead, I rarely hear about anything going on with them.

http://www.rmxseries.net/

USRA Desert Racing is the only off road series, and it is quite healthy.

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7/19/2017 1:02 PM

Utah has the best open freeriding in the world. Hit up caineville (swingarm city). I went at least once or twice a year when I lived in Utah. San Rafael swell and green river have great riding as well. Oca is my favorite track, I like Jordan river a lot as well and it's only $15. They have a vet track and a main track, and they were making a pro track when I left. The winter arenacross series runs pretty close to the base. I raced a few of those and they're pretty fun.

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7/19/2017 9:58 PM

Samuel wrote:

Utah has the best open freeriding in the world. Hit up caineville (swingarm city). I went at least once or twice a year when I lived in Utah. San Rafael swell and green river have great riding as well. Oca is my favorite track, I like Jordan river a lot as well and it's only $15. They have a vet track and a main track, and they were making a pro track when I left. The winter arenacross series runs pretty close to the base. I raced a few of those and they're pretty fun.

Holy crap how could I forget about caineville? Is it as badass as it looks in the videos?

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7/20/2017 10:18 AM

I live in Southern California and am taking the family up to Utah from 7/30 to 8/7 to camp in Zion. While visiting I would love to ride a track. Seems like most of the MX tracks are up in Northern Utah. Anything close to Zion? I found 2 tracks relatively close; a) St George- but their website and telephone number says closed for the season. b) Iron Mine - sent an email waiting for reply on hours of operation. Anyone know of close tracks open? Or is there any trail riding/ OHV locations I can at least dabble in so I can say I road in UT? Thanks in advance guys.

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7/20/2017 10:23 AM

djandrade wrote:

I live in Southern California and am taking the family up to Utah from 7/30 to 8/7 to camp in Zion. While visiting I would love to ride a track. Seems like most of the MX tracks are up in Northern Utah. Anything close to Zion? I found 2 tracks relatively close; a) St George- but their website and telephone number says closed for the season. b) Iron Mine - sent an email waiting for reply on hours of operation. Anyone know of close tracks open? Or is there any trail riding/ OHV locations I can at least dabble in so I can say I road in UT? Thanks in advance guys.

Warner Valley has great riding!

You can access it heading south from Hurricane...or going East from St. George/Washington. Also, Sand Hollow...they run a WORC race there every year.

There is an MX track in Mesquite, NV (not Utah...but a track to ride).

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7/20/2017 11:17 AM

Southern Utah has some great riding. My Favorite is toquerville falls. It has some of the best single track around and has a little bit of everything for terrain! Not a great vid but it'll give you an idea of the terrain. I was pretty much new to dirt bikes on this ride.... I have gotten a little faster!



Warner Valley is endless and has some great single track stuff. Some pretty crazy rock/trials riding out there. We make a loop that hits rocks, sand dunes (sand hollow) and single track.

Coral pink sand dunes has some trails that have amazing flow. We set up courses out there to practice in the sand, plus it's 10 degrees cooler there. I'm over the dunes. I like stay either south of the dunes for some dang fun sand trails or on the west side of the main road. The Mt. Carmel trail is on the west side of the road and is a full day ride. It is all sand, great berms and corners. Watch out for UTV's... I avoid weekends at the pinks for that reason.
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