Entries Tagged as Utah
Antsy to get out and tour one last time before the snow flew, we were looking for someplace within reasonable driving distance of home in Denver with dry weather and plenty of amenities. When Pete first suggested Utah, I was skeptical, thinking it was all about mountain biking. Sure looks that way when you Google "bicycling and Utah." But after some map-studying and conversations with bike/ped coordinators, we settled on the Salt Lake Valley, from Ogden to Provo.
I have done several overnight bike trips out of Salt Lake City during the past six years. One is relatively short; the other five range from 43 to 53 miles in length. There is quite a bit of climbing to do on the longer rides, a challenge that inhibits many from doing overnight bike tours from Salt Lake. Even the short tour, at 11 miles, requires a modest amount of climbing. Each of the tours that I am describing starts from the base of Emigration Canyon at the northeast corner of Hogle Zoo. Photo this page only by Don Vincent.