If you are a mountain biker, you have surely heard that Moab, Utah, is the center of the riding universe. There is something magical about Moab. The desert environment is at once serene and intimidating, exciting and threatening. There is no doubt the riding experience around Moab is truly special. The trails can be incredibly rocky or sandy, with very little in between. Most are old jeep roads still populated with 4wd enthusiasts, ATV’s and motorbikes. Still, the mountain biking is incredible. It doesn’t hurt that there are spectacular vistas in every direction. The Slickrock Trail is a unique experience, one every biker should try – though with great care, as falls are frequent and painful. The Klondike Bluffs and Gemini Bridges trails are great rides for beginning bikers. At the other end of the spectrum, the Porcupine Rim, Poison Spider, Amasa Back and Flat Pass trails will satisfy hard core enthusiasts. The best time to ride in Moab is spring and fall, when temperatures are more moderate.