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.
  • Carpets of Green
    It’s like a green Fall. I’m sure the colors are coming. For now the carpets of green are pretty impressive. The ride – Green Canyon The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • Wet weed wacking
    Rode in the morning shade of Green Canyon all the way up and hit the top just in time for the sun to warm my downward journey. Green is pretty perfect and some kind, trail hero cleared the log jam at the top. The ride – Green Canyon The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • Green be damed
    Three large trees block the way to the Mt Naomi Wilderness resulting in a moment of hike a bike. The ride – Green Canyon The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • Swimming in Green with the boys
    Took both Bren and Dev for a dip in Green Canyon. The ride – Green Canyon The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • Splish Splash the Ripmo needs a bath
    The Ripmo spent lots of time playing in the creek today. In all my years of riding I’ve never seen water flow in Green Canyon. Today we got really wet. Also, on my 13 mile ride today I turned over 1666.6 miles on the Ripmo. Together, we’re tempting all the fates. The ride – Green Canyon The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • Still the best thrill ride
    After just having spent a week at Disneyland I can say for certain mountain biking is still the best thrill ride. It’s also the prettiest. Lucky for me the colors aren’t gone yet. The ride – Green Canyon The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • Visual Gluttony
    If viewing colors counts as consumption then my favorite sin is gluttony. The colors of Green canyon overwhelm the senses and leave you soaked in pure visual bliss. I love Autumn. My descents are much slower since I’m constantly distracted and braking to take another photo. The Ripmo gets a bit impatient, but a few times a year we can slow down and take in … Read more
  • A Breath of Fall
    Just got back from a week long trip to Maui. I left the Ripmo in the shop while I was gone and so it was ready to get out. I was ready to bathe in the Fall colors which are now in full display. Green Canyon did not disappoint. The ride – Green Canyon The bike – Ibis Ripmo
  • Touching the dawn
    I’m not a morning person. However, the early start of my son’s school has forced me to get out of bed. As the days shorten that means I am hitting the trails before the sun has come up over the mountains. Just as I started the first rays of the morning sun kissed the canyon walls. As it did I get feel the heat on … Read more
  • Hints of Fall
    The Ripmo doesn’t like to stop once the downhill starts so there was a bit of an argument when I saw the hints of yellow appear on the maples. We didn’t stop the first time. The second time I got the photo. With a slight chill starting in the morning air there are tiny bits of color showing up in the under growth. I always … Read more
  • Moist with a chance of hero dirt
    Another morning in Green Canyon after a weekend of some rain. Green holds onto water much better than Providence. Pretty sure that’s why it’s called Green Canyon. The sun was shining at the mouth but fell behind the hill as I climbed – it’s the way the Canyon is shaped and it meant that I would climb to the top without the sun in the … Read more
  • Wander Through the Wildflowers
    Green Canyon earns it’s name. Even this late in the year there are still clusters of wildflowers that brighten up the ride. The Ripmo is not amused if I stop and smell the wildflowers so we compromise and I take a quick photo here and there. It’s only 15 minutes from my house but 15 out and 15 back is 30 minutes I could be … Read more