Green Canyon

The most popular and most populated trail in Cache Valley. This is a relatively easy climb for 6 and a half miles to the Mt Naomi Wilderness boundary. This is a great trail for new riders as the overall experience is nothing too steep or technical. Experienced riders will enjoy the flow and the occasional rock garden. This is a great ride year round as it is green and filled with wild flowers through Spring and Summer. In late Summer it does get a bit overgrown at the very top between the parking lot and the wilderness sign. Autumn will blow your mind with colors. In the winter a local club grooms the trail and it’s a phenomenal fat bike ride.

When you cross the meadow you are almost to the top.
  • Saturday Sun
    I don’t know that there has ever a year gifted with so many days of perfect trails. A large part of that perfection is due to the constant work of a lot of volunteers working hard to maintain that perfection. I feel guilty any day I don’t indulge in the perfect winter rides in these perfect winter trails. The ride – Green Canyon The bike

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  • Winter Dream
    rm today having been lovingly groomed by local volunteers. The sun reflected beautifully off the snow. The trail past the upper parking lot towards the Mt Naomi Wilderness was also in fine form for a while. The nightmare doesn’t begin for a mile or so. At that point the grooming ends and the only trail left is from hikers that attempted to wade through the

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  • Crunchy Smooth
    Green Canyon is almost always a beautifully groomed, hard packed, ice road. At the beginning of the trail the air bit at any of my exposed skin and pierced deep and painful. The hard packed icy snow crunched loudly but the trail was smooth, sticky and fast. As I ascended the last section towards the Mt Naomi Wilderness I didn’t expect much given that the

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  • Green glittering like a gem
    Some days are just perfect. Today was just perfect. I haven’t been up Green Canyon since I managed to repair the Beargrease. After taking the last spot in the parking lot I set out from the dark grey of a typically Cache Valley winter day and ascended into the sunshine and glittering snow. On the way up I passed the carcass of a dear recently

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  • The free hub is dead. Long live the free hub.
    Today I discovered why my drivetrail was cracking all the time. I woke up to freezing, negative temps and decided that I would drop my son at school, ride and then drop by the shop to let the team there adjust things so that I could get rid of the annoying cracking noise coming from the rear end. As I attempted to blow through the

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  • I see your true colors
    Like a Las Vegas buffet the colors of Green Canyon fill you with an overwhelming visual gluttony. Indulge in this sensory feast. Move ten feet and fill your soul with the colors of Autumn. Although highly distracting from the traditional thrills of mountain biking Fall in these canyons deserves a few moments of visual consumption as the mind’s eye preserves a record to be cherished

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  • These Legs Lie
    I woke up to my legs whining about how they hurt and needed a day off so at the last minute I threw together all my bike gear. With the Ripmo in the truck I dropped my son off at school and headed to Green Canyon for a recovery ride. Turns out my legs lie. They spun the cranks just fine all the way up.

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  • Horse Biscuits
    When schools starts everyone is focused on getting kids to class on time and the greater populous puts off spending time on the mountain trails. It’s the best time to ride. Normally Green Canyon is the busiest trail in Cache Valley. I didn’t have the place to myself but the trail was generally devoid of human beings. It was not devoid of horse pucky. The

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  • Green Day
    Having backed away from my destructive attitude towards the Ripmo I discovered that most people cover their new toys in all kinds of protective shielding. I made an appointment with the bike shop to have them outfit the Ripmo with all the protective stuff. Think iPhone protective plastic but all over your bike. Whenever the bike goes to the shop I take a detour to

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