Rojo Trail, Vernal, Utah

About Rojo Trail

The "Rojo" trail located near Vernal, Utah. Rojo is just North of Vernal on 2500 West.

Rojo is accessed by climbing up "Red Mountain Downhill - West" which is a two-track jeep trail with several rock ledges and then riding down Rojo. The trailhead for Rojo can be difficult to find for the first time without GPS. The trailhead is at N40 34.263 W109 34.013 you can plug the coordinates right into the Googlemaps app on your phone and it'll lead you right to it. You'll see white painted lines marking the trail. Make sure when you are climbing you stay left at each fork.

The Rojo trail is mostly slickrock with some cratered bumpy sections, and a few smooth rolling sections. There is a great view near the top where you ride along the edge of the mesa overlooking a green valley below. The trail winds up and down throughout with a few technical climbs that will test your skills.

This trail is an advanced trail, but could be tackled by skilled intermediates. I highly recommend tubeless tires on a full suspension bike due to the fact that there are several sharp rocks, cactus, and brush along with the bumpy ride.

There are no bathrooms, or running water. Make sure to bring food, water, and tools.

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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9.785 km / 6.08 mi

Total Distance

425 m / 1,395 ft

Total Ascent

424 m / 1,392 ft

Total Descent

2,086 m / 6,845 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
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: Poor
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Estimated Distance: 9.5
Elevation Gain: 190
First Aid
Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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