Retail Sale, McCoy Flats, Vernal, Utah

The "Retail Sale" trail located in Vernal, Utah is a 9 mile loop in the McCoy Flats trail system. McCoy Flats is located approximately 3 miles West of Vernal on US-40.

Retail sale is up and down throughout the ride with approximately 800 feet of climbing. There are several off camber turns, rock drops, jumps, and obstacles on this trail and is rated as intermediate. Several of the obstacles have an option to go around them if you don't feel comfortable riding them.

Retail sale is a desert trail and tends to get hot during the summer in the afternoon so bring plenty of water. There are bathrooms at the "corral" parking area, however there is currently no running water please come prepared.

The parking area has a large pavilion with picnic tables in it which is perfect for a bite to eat after the ride. Currently there are no restrictions on camping at the corral or in the general area. 

Getting There:

Vernal is located right on highway 40 which runs from east to west from Denver, CO to Salt Lake City, UT.

You could also fly into Salt Lake City, UT which has an international airport and then rent a car to drive to Vernal. (Approx 2.5 hrs.) Keep in mind there are no bike rentals in Vernal so you will need to bring your bike or rent one in Salt Lake City.


There are several hotels in Vernal I would recommend one of the 2 Marriots, Comfort Inn, Landmark Inn, and Ledgestone Inn. I have personally stayed at the Marriot, and the Landmark. Both hotels were great!

Bike Service/Shop:

The local bike shop is Altitude Cycle. Altitude has always been great to me. They do repairs, maintenance, have great prices on bikes and often have sales. You can pickup whatever you need there and the staff is great. Let them know Kyle sent you!


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13.414 km / 8.335 mi

Total Distance

450 m / 1,475 ft

Total Ascent

450 m / 1,475 ft

Total Descent

1,632 m / 5,354 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: Medium
MTB Segment: cross country
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Trail Signage: Excellent
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
Estimated Distance: 14.0
Elevation Gain: 270
First Aid
Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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