Milk and Cookies, McCoy Flats, Vernal, Utah

MIlk and Cookies is one of the easiest trails (especially when ridden with combo) in the McCoy Flats trail system. Milk and Cookies can be done by beginner riders although there still may be a few sections that need to be walked on the way back by completely green riders.

Milk and Cookies starts out on the East end of the McCoy flats parking area and immediately dives down into a wide berm. The trail continues to go up and down throughout with no real sustained climbs or descents. 

While there is nothing really techincal in this ride if you dont have a lot of time or are showing someone new to the sport there are still a few fast flowy sections that can be fun along with some technical climbs at the end.

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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9.735 km / 6.049 mi

Total Distance

234 m / 769 ft

Total Ascent

234 m / 766 ft

Total Descent

1,639 m / 5,376 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Low
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: 9.5
Elevation Gain: 157
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Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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