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12 Jul 2017

Utah Bike Trails: Fun Rides for Kids


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Posted By Jennie H.

With the scenery and splendor that is available in the State of Utah, you might want to take your family on a few on-state trips to really appreciate it. A great way to experience Utah is on a bike. A lot of Utah bike trails are meant only for adults, due to their high degree of difficulty and strength needed. But luckily, there are great trails that can be used for the whole family. Gather them up and strap your Utah kids bikes to your roof rack, because there are plenty of adventures to be found on some family bike trails throughout the state.

Hobble Creek Paved Trail: Hobble Creek is an easy ride, about 4.5 miles with a climb of 350 feet. It extends through the canyon and past the gorgeous Hobble Creek Golf Course. The scenery is especially pretty in the fall, but you're sure to experience wildlife as well as some breathtaking views.

Provo River Parkway: For more experienced Utah kids bikes, this trail brings you through the Provo Canyon via a trail alongside the rushing Provo River. Not only will you see Mt. Timpanogos, but you'll also ride past Bridal Veil Falls, a beautiful local attraction. Better skill and handling is needed for this trail, but if your kids are up for it, go for it!

Albion Basin: A great ride for beginners! It can be found at Alta ski resort and has a broad gravel road that is perfect for family rides. Not much of a climb, but keep in mind the altitude. You'll have gorgeous views from July to September.

Beaver Creek Family Ride: Another great trail for families, Beaver Creek runs almost nine miles and is fun for kids, since Beaver Creek isn't just a creek, it's a beaver habitat. A great time to explain beaver dams to your children, you'll find plenty along this lazy creek. There is even camping if you'd like to extend your trip.

Gooseberry Mesa White Trail: A great trail for beginners, this St. George trail uses Jeep roads to take you through a small climb, affording beautiful views and scenery. About three miles, and is open from February through December.

No matter where you choose to ride this year, remember a few things. Bring your helmet and all your protective gear. Don't push yourself or your family harder than you need to. Bring lots of water. But most of all, have fun touring the gorgeous scenery that Utah has to offer!


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