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Down by the river. These Western cites and towns are where it’s at for mountain waters by Brandon Mathis Jackson, Wyoming Jackson isn’t just for ski bums. The Snake River curls through the landscape, Yellowstone and Grand Teton country, two staggering national parks that define wild and scenic western America. “I think that…(Read More)

These hand-picked rides capture a cross section of terrain, scenery and culture from bedrock desert to alpine mountains and everything in between. Welcome to the Southwest, where strips of pavement unfold like ribbons to Heaven across the landscape as far as the eye can see. If you have your road bike, get ready to…(Read More)

Full Suspension Trail Bike

A full suspension mountain bike glossary of terms: To many mountain bikers, full suspension is full of questions. It’s unfortunate to just forget about it and go, but the reality is that many riders are missing out on the advantages of the suspension they paid for when they bought their bicycles. For answers, we…(Read More)

Mountain biking is a full body activity. While your legs are pushing and pulling those pedals, your core and upper body are holding everything in place, and that is a major key to climbing hills. By following these five steps, your bike and body will become one tackling any climb. So get ready to crank…(Read More)

Golf Bar rim, Mag 7, Moab, Utah

It’s all good, but these trails, the best of Moab, Utah’s renowned Mag 7, are a must. A network of seven trails and counting, the Magnificent 7 vibe ranges from fast and smooth to downright lethal. We drop in with a few locals and see what this mega ride is all about. You…(Read More)

plus size tires Moab, Utah

The mountain bike industry wants to reinvent the wheel. What gives? Moab, Utah: Where mountain bike tires go to die. “The sandstone wreaks havoc on rubber,” says Chad Guyer of Poison Spider Bicycles in Moab, Utah. He should know. Since transplanting from the tacky dark and deciduous forest trails of northern Michigan, he’s gained…(Read More)

Our staff pick videos from some favorite adventures and what you should give them try : Hit the sand Sandboarding in Alamosa, Colorado, was one of the most unique experiences we had this year. It was also more of a workout than we anticipated. It’s like snowboarding, but more difficult. “The main difference here is…(Read More)

mountain biking Moab

Camp at Gold Bar Rim Campground 10 miles down Potash Road, and nab a spot on the Colorado River. Take a hike at dusk to the incomparable Corona and Bowtie Arch, using ancient Moki steps carved into the sandstone by ancestral Puebloans centuries ago. Back at camp watch the aerial acrobatics of little brown Myotis…(Read More)

Mountain biking Amasa Back

It’s called Amasa Back, and if you love to ride then you need to get out here, now. Moab, Utah, is fascinating for mountain bikers. The gritty trails, oceans of sandstone and the exceptional physiography make for some of the most astonishing riding experiences on earth. In short, this place is surreal. When it…(Read More)

Bluff, Utah

Far removed from the busy streets of more popular desert destinations, Bluff, Utah, is a charming rural town surrounded by beauty. Here’s what to do to get the most out of Bluff, from cultural history, natural landscapes to a good ol’ fashioned hearty meal. 1) River odyssey The magical San Juan River would likely…(Read More)