Flaming Gorge Area Mountain Bike Trails
There a variety of trails throughout the Flaming Gorge area. We have Biking, Hiking, Horse and ATV trails with views of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation area, the Ashley National Forest and the Red Rock areas in Bureau of Land Management areas near Brown’s Park. A recent Outdoor Recreation Assessment performed by Public Lands Solutions indicated: “The most obvious area for expanding recreational opportunities and creating new revenue in Daggett County-given its topography, location and services-is the establishment of new mountain bike trails, which costs a fraction of other recreational developments and has proven successful elsewhere.” The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) was hired to look at the likelihood and location of possible trail development. Their efforts created a report titled “Trails Proposal and Concept Design for the Revision and Expansion of the Flaming Gorge Trail System” It’s a large document 129 MB and will take a while to download, but feel free to take a look. Based on this information and discussions with the Forest Service over the past year and a grant we recently received trail work has commenced on the Dowd Mountain Trail System. Volunteers are invited to help sculpt the trail and ride it to finish it off on a Trails Work Day on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Feel free to share this info with anyone interested in trail development.
We have high hopes for future development and are seeking additional funding. There are several ways to contribute:
Donate online to the Community Foundation of Utah a 501 (c)(3). Indicate “Flaming Gorge Trails Development” in the blank for the question that will appear: “Please list the name of person you would like to make Honor/Memorialize”
Or, you can mail a Check directly to the “Community Foundation of Utah” at 423 W. 800 S. – Suite A101; Salt Lake City, UT 84101 and add “Flaming Gorge Trails Development-Flaming Gorge Country Affiliate Fund” as the purpose of your donation. Please include your name, address, and phone # with your donation to facilitate the issuance of a receipt for tax purposes.
Individuals and manufacturing corporations can Donate to the Southeast Utah Community Development Corporation a 501 (c)(3) Community Development Corporation to receive a State Tax Credit of 50% of your donation for use within the Daggett County Enterprise Zone by mailing your donation to:
Southeast Utah Community Development Corporation
Attn: Nick Tatton
PO Box 893
Price, Utah 84501
Please indicate “Flaming Gorge Trails Development” as the purpose of your donation and include your name, address and phone # to facilitate the issuance of a receipt for tax purposes.
Trails Work Day scheduled for September 26, 2015 from 9 am to Noon on Dowd Mtn Trail System
Existing Trails Brochure