recognized ten mountain bike trails in the McCoy Flats area south of Vernal. These designated
trails include beginner and intermediate routes, which can be accessed through the recently
completed McCoy Flats Trailhead. The designation also allows for the ongoing maintenance of
the existing trails and the construction of new trails in the area. BLM Vernal is excited to
promote healthy lifestyles by inviting the public to get outside and enjoy their public lands!
The completion of this project would not have been possible without the dedication, cooperation
and hard work put in by the Northeastern Mountain Bike Association, its founders, Troy Lupcho
(Altitude Cycle), Dr. Richard Etchberger (Utah State University), and Kevin Christopherson
(Utah Department Of Natural Resources (retired)), Uintah County Recreation and Tourism, The
Watershed Restoration Initiative, the International Mountain Bike Association and the specialists
and seasonal employees who participated in the process.
Trail maps can be found at Altitude Cycle, and will be available soon on the BLM Vernal
Website. Future plans for this winter include installing information kiosks, and developing a
comprehensive sign plan for the trail system, and a ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for spring
For more information about these trails or other outdoor recreation opportunities in Northeastern
Utah, contact the Vernal Field Office @ (435) 781-4400.