can you moo - TRAIL

can you moo - Trail, Vernal, Utah

sweet single track for all levels of riding. first half is an uphill ride totaling about 600 vertical feet. then you can add upper moo for more fun or start the decent. the last half of trail is fast and tight.

User Reviews (8)

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Trail Cruzer   Cross Country Rider [Sep 17, 2009]

This trail was ok, but it has been washed out by a large rain storm. It is barely rideable. SKIP THIS TRAIL. Vernal has many great trails, this is not one of them, Do Cork Screw or Jazz if you want fast and flowy, or Rojo or More Hoes if you want technical.

Similar Products Used: Rojo, Cork Screw, Flume, Race Track, Jazz, Slippery When Wet, Retail Sale,
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Tyson   Weekend Warrior [Jan 11, 2008]

This is a fun cross country singletrack trail with lots of open space and not much for technical riding, but a great 10+ mile cardio for a weeknight. Definately better trails to ride in the McCoy flats area but for a good workout this is a fun trail. Lots of wildlife in the summer, and not much traffic. One cool feature of this trail is that it becomes decievingly downhill on your way out the last 2 miles or so, you pick up some good speed on the turns and washouts. Great for a large group ride.

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Thril Winkler   Cross Country Rider [Mar 16, 2007]

Lower and upper Moo are an apsolut wast of time. If you have no riding skills this is a good place to start. There is nothing fun or exciting about riding in a cow field.

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aaron   [Feb 24, 2002]

this is the most fun trail I think I have ever been on. similar to moab but it is all single track. there isnt much slickrock but come on once youve ridden on slickrock its all about the same. give the fourwheel drive trails back to motorized vehicles. sharp conners, encroching rocks, cactus, and sage brush help make this trail stay no more than 18 inches wide. nothing to be overly worried about but this does add to the excitment (kind of like skiing trees this just encurages turning). this trail is so fun you will want to do it again when you get back to the car. GOOD JOB GOES OUT TO TROY FOR PUTTING THIS TRAIL TOGETHER. it is so sweet! well worth the drive to vernal. this is strictly a bike trail no hikers, no motorcycles, no truckS, not even on comming traffic (its a one direction trail.). i have only done this trail once but I am going back out just to ride this 1 trail, it is that fun. Plus Vernal is 1 hour closer than Moab.

Customer Service

there is only 1 way to ride this loop trail. go to Altitude Cycles in Vernal and GET A MAP. follow the colored pegs, this is a well cut trail.

Similar Products Used: this is a FUN trail but if you do it and feel you want more challenging, try the Fire Sale trail.
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dawg   [May 20, 2002]

I heard about the tight single-track in Vernal, and decided to check it out. Had heard it was similar to Fruita, only without the crowds. We rode this trail from the recommendation of the owner of the Attitude bike shop. Great guy, but was more than a little disappointed with this trail. We did both the upper and lower loops. Its basically very flat and non-technical. Sure, its tight singletrack but its through a cow field in the desert. Not very scenic and not very challenging. Its probably a great ride for the people of Vernal, but I wouldn't waste your time driving there from salt lake to ride it. Maybe our expectations were high, after hearing comparisons to Fruita.

The trail builders are very concerned with keeping the single-track single. This is great and I'm all for it, but some of their methods are suspect. They have stategically dug small pits around corners and other places of the trail where you pick up speed. If you go off the trail you hit the hole and do an endo. Not only are man-made obsticals such as these dangerous, but it looks like ass, seeing holes dug all over the place. I agree with keeping the single-track narrow, but this is a little ridiculous.

I'd only recommend this trail to beginners, the elderly and people with low aerobic abilities.

Customer Service

See Attitude bike shop.

Similar Products Used: Try any of the trails up at Flaming Gorge. They are much more scenic and challenging.
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paha   [Jun 10, 2002]

I agree it's a little flat and not-so-technical. The transplanted cacti and glass bottles and rusty steel placed where a beginner might fall added a little spice to the trail. It has it's twists and turns and dropping thru the few downhill sections was a blast, but due to the amount of sand and flat stretches, i wont be back for a while.

Customer Service

follow the pegs

Similar Products Used: Got Milk
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Jarubla   [Sep 23, 2002]

This trail was good. I mean really good. I have been and seen quite a few trails; Fruita before it was "popular" (and before Pollock bench was shut down), Moab (Porc., Amasa back, Pritchett, Gemini, etc. etc.) Uintah rides, AF, PG, Cascade, Logan, Various So. California rides, Etc.
The thing that makes me really laugh are all the riders who try to look balls-out on this forum by spewing out hack. C'mon guys, where is the soul? Where is your soul?
This city was great. Altitude cycles is one of only a handful of shops in all my jaunts that treated me like a human being. Ever get that bike shop BS from you local gig? It isn't worth it! No one deserves to be treated like a moron! I have boycotted shops in my home town/across the state for their eletist atitudes. I'll say it to every MTB-er out there--cut the crap! Put your soul into something we all truly love and ride! Get back to the grass roots that made you love the sport.
As to the arguments presented on this review--"mostly flat" and "unexciting" are words which probably describe YOUR riding abilities! My father in law and I rode Can you Moo/Upper Moo last Saturday, then went over to Retail Sale and rode there too! 30 miles of butt kicking riding made that way by hammering it out on these technical, tight n' twisty trails(which are maintained by a little uniqueness--more of which we need in this cookie-cutter-mock-your-mother-and-everything-else attitude found in our sport). My father in law, an avid mountain climber, ascends peaks all over the americas, north and south, and has taken to biking with the same veracity at age 46! These trails are as hard as you make them. Come out and ride with us, eat some of our trail dust and some humble pie, and then write a review that truly represents the trail and not just your riding abilities. Then we will see how much hack and attitude you sling around.
The 24 hrs of Moab is three weeks away. I guarantee I for one will be for damn sure ready to ride some great laptimes because of one thing--SOUL.
Let's try and find some shall we?

Customer Service

See Troy or Pattrick at Altitude cycles

Similar Products Used: Retail Sale, Fire Sale, Got Milk, And Cookies
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shane   [Apr 21, 2003]

anything

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anyhting good

Similar Products Used: dont know
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black dragon   [May 02, 2003]

If you want the botom line on riding here, read no further. My buddy and I got bored with Moab and Fruita so we thought we'd give Vernal a whirl. The guy at Altitude Cycle was a star. Showed us the best Vernal had to offer and how to get there. That said, here's the story.
1st of all, if you come here when it is dry and hot,you will be disappointed. Many of the trails are loose and sandy and require some moisture to be good. Luckily, we got into town 2 days after 3 straight days of rain. The trails are pure in terms of narrow single track, but many of them are in unremarkable places. There is no, repeat no shade. If you can get into the mindset of just riding for riding the trail itself you can have some fun here. just don't look for stunning panoramas cuz it probably won't happen unless you free ride the slickrock swells just north of town. twist fast on Can You Moo and have fun

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As described

Similar Products Used: Retail Sale, Slickrock north of Vernal
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J.D.   [May 05, 2003]

A rare gem located in a place that is not interstate friendly. Interstate highways tend to attract throngs of poseurs, wannabes and lamers who can't (or don't care to) control their bicycles. This place is still pure and raw, shown by the narrow and hardpacked strips of goodness veining through the desert. If you like narrow singletrack, riding really fast under your own power on climbs and descents, no throngs of undesirables, and a most excellent place for singlespeeding, Vernal is for you.

Go see Troy at Altitude Cycles in their ultracool new shop location (a native american hogan type building that used to be an "indian trading post") and support the folks who support and promote great mountain biking in all of Northeastern Utah.

This past Winter has seen a change in Lower Moo that has deleted the doubletrack and has added about a mile or two of killer twisty goodness. It's all very singlespeedable on a 2:1 ratio and flows extremely well. There are also a few changes in the lower descent that add a few new twists, turns, ledges and slickrock patches.

The bottom line? If you like riding uncrowded desert SINGLEtrack in Utah that wants to stay narrow, Vernal is it.

Customer Service

What the Northeastern Utah Fat Tire Guidebook by Rich Etchberger suggests.

Similar Products Used: Anything listed in the Northeastern Utah Fat Tire Guidebook by Rich Etchberger.
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