The "JBoy" trail located near Vernal, Utah is part of the Red Fleet trail system. Red Fleet is approximately 12 miles North of Vernal on Highway 191.
JBoy has two short climbs followed by two awesome descents. Jboy is a 4 mile loop depending on which way you take back to the trailhead. This ride is considered an advanced ride due to the second descent being pretty technical. Intermediate riders could easily walk the technical stuff and ride most of the trail.
There are several trailheads at Red Fleet, each trailhead has restrooms but no running water. The Red Fleet system is in a dry desert climate and tends to get hot int he afternoon during the summer. Bring plenty of food and water.
Also in the Red Fleet area is the Red Fleet state park which has fossilized dinosaur tracks, fishing, and kayaking. The reservoir has lots of sandstone and sandy beaches. The Dinotracks hiking trail is great for kids!
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!
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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