JBoy, Red Fleet, Vernal, Utah

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!

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!


Trail map

Locate Me
Get Directions

6.567 km / 4.08 mi

Total Distance

296 m / 972 ft

Total Ascent

296 m / 971 ft

Total Descent

1,844 m / 6,051 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
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: Good
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Estimated Distance: 6.0
Elevation Gain: 225
First Aid
Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
Loading comments...