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So I've got 3 full weeks of vacation to burn this year. Not sure if I'll be allowed to take it all at once, but I'm going to try.

My main dilemma at the moment, not knowing where to go. My thoughts so far...

If I head West:
Option A) 3 full weeks in Park City/Deer Valley/SLC area
Option B) Huge road trip that will take me through New Mexico (ABQ and Angel Fire), Colorado (Durango and Cortez), Utah (Park City and SLC), Idaho (Boise), Oregon (Bend), Nevada/California (Reno/Tahoe area and Las Vegas), Arizona (Flagstaff) and then back through NM.

If I head East:
Option A) 3 full weeks in the Brevard/Asheville area
Option B) Huge road trip with Brevard as a starting point, then up through Virgina, West Virginia and Pennsylvania (which would probably be my turnaround point).

I have many more specific places in mind headed West than East and more knowledge of the trails out that way, not because I've ever ridden them, but because I've researched them. I know very little about the east coast, but I'm actually leaning toward an east coast adventure because I plan on moving to the west coast soon, and once I do it's very likely I'll never make it back over to the east coast again in my lifetime.

Suggestions? Any can't miss trails out east if I head that way? If it helps I'm not really into XC, mostly because I lack the fitness (leg and lung stamina). More into the gravity/am stuff and always on the hunt for a DJ spot that has progressive lines. Can't be sending it off 6' lips with no skill when I'm thousands of miles from home on a road trip by myself.
 

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Can't make any suggestions since I have no experience about the east coast, but three weeks in one place seems excessive when you are on the road!

Keep in mind that some places in the West at lower elevation with be just too damned hot; other trails at high elevation will still have snow in June.

But fill us in on the because I plan on moving to the west coast soon aspect of your post. Did you get a job? Where on the west coast are you headed?
 

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Ride as many different trails as you can during that span. From there to here, and here to there, beautiful trails are everywhere.


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Go to the adventurous place or any trekking place it having great fun. These places are good to spend tie with the nature.
 

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Go to the adventurous place or any trekking place it having great fun. These places are good to spend tie with the nature.
I'm sure the OP may have taken his vacation by now...seeing it has been over 4 1/2 years since they asked.

Maybe you should spam elsewhere.
 

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I'm sure the OP may have taken his vacation by now...seeing it has been over 4 1/2 years since they asked.

Maybe you should spam elsewhere.
Awww, I wanted to hear more about the adventurous place. I need to spend more tie with the nature.
 

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I would second that going to Southwest or Southeast mid-summer is going to be extremely hot. I would recommend the Northwest or Northeast. Riding in Vermont and New Hampshire in the summer is pretty much the most ideal set up with lower temperatures comparatively and swimming holes below waterfalls all over the place. Heading up through Wyoming, Idaho, Washington and ending up in Whistler is another good route. check out MTBparks.com for more info on bike parks and riding on your route. They also have some road trip articles I believe.

https://mtbparks.com
 
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